Laceys Creek Residents to Benefit from Flood Resilience Focus

04/09/2013

A causeway on Wirth Road, Laceys Creek will be replaced and improved as part of the Newman Government's commitment to building flood resilience across Queensland.

Mr Seath Holswich, State Member for Pine Rivers, has announced today that the Newman Government will be contributing $71,268 towards the replacement of the existing causeway.

"Wirth Road residents find themselves cut off and isolated several times a year due to water running over this causeway and ultimately washing the causeway away," Mr Holswich said.

"We have listened to the residents' concerns and are pleased to be able to assist Moreton Bay Regional Council in providing a permanent solution for this causeway."

Council's proposed betterment project is to replace the existing culvert pipes under the floodway with eight 1200mm x 600mm reinforced concrete box culverts with aprons and cut-off walls.

The increase in cross-drainage capacity will allow the river to drain more quickly and return to levels below the road, reducing the duration of the road being impassable and improving accessibility and safety for the local community.

The estimated total cost of the project is $168,387, which is now fully funded through a combination of Council, State and Commonwealth funds.

"After years of governments being focused on rebuilding after disasters, we have recognised that floods are part of life here in Queensland and we've got to defend ourselves."

"This project, along with similar projects on McKenzie St and Mount Mee Road in Dayboro which I announced last week, will build flood resilience in the Dayboro region."