Flood Defences Bolstered for Dayboro

21/01/2015

Dayboro residents are now better protected from rising flood waters, with works to build an earthen levee now complete.

LNP Member for Pine Rivers Seath Holswich said the levee was built along a section of Terrors Creek adjacent to Mount Mee Road and is part of my strong plan for Pine Rivers.

“When the creek floods, it sends storm water down the road, inundating homes,” Mr Holswich said.

“After floods hit the township for a third consecutive year, it was crucial something was done to reduce the burden on residents in the area.

“Only the LNP has a strong plan to protect residents and their properties from flooding.”

Mr Holswich said the levee would also improve access to and from the area.

“This levee will help keep the road open when residents and emergency services need it most, while sparing homeowners the heartache of having to clean up after another flood.”

The levee is one of several flood mitigation projects where the Newman LNP Government has assisted Moreton Bay Regional Council with project funding.

Other projects included stormwater drain upgrades on McKenzie St Dayboro, a new creek crossing on Wirth Rd Laceys Creek and flood proofing work for Pringles Rd Kobble Creek.

Mr Holswich said the LNP made a strong commitment to delivering better infrastructure and have partnered with Council to deliver a positive outcome for the Dayboro region.

“Dayboro needs a stable government with a strong plan and with me as the Member for Pine Rivers I promise to keep delivering for the area,” he said.

The upgrade was made possible through a Local Government Floods Response Subsidy 2013-14 of almost $16,700 to Moreton Bay Regional Council with this project estimated to be worth around $41,000.