Works on Ex­mouth’s Reid Street com­plete

Pilbara News - - News - Bran­wen Smith

■ Ex­mouth’s Reid Street has re­opened af­ter the fi­nal com­ple­tion of flood mit­i­ga­tion works be­hind the town’s light in­dus­trial area.

Shire of Ex­mouth ex­ec­u­tive man­ager en­gi­neer­ing ser­vices Keith Wood­ward said the work had been com­pleted in two stages.

The first stage in­volved the con­struc­tion of lev­ees and pipe cul­verts, and was com­pleted in 2012 at a cost of $1.85 mil­lion, which was funded by the Depart­ment of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment and Re­gional De­vel­op­ment and the Depart­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices as part of the Na­tional Dis­as­ter Re­siliency Pro­gram.

The sec­ond stage raised the height of Reid Street to that of the new levee height and has cor­rected a bend in the road.

This took three months to com­plete and cost $1.5 mil­lion, funded by Roy­al­ties for Re­gions from the Gas­coyne Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion Plan.

Mr Wood­ward said the pur­pose of the work was to mit­i­gate the risks that flood­ing posed to the area near the light in­dus­trial area and nearby roads.

“Un­der the pre­vi­ous road de­sign, storm wa­ter would break out at Reid Street and flow to­wards Mu­rat Road and into the ma­rina,” he said.

He thanked the Ex­mouth com­mu­nity for its pa­tience.

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