Works on Exmouth’s Reid Street complete
■ 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.