Council starts work to improve stormwater systems in Agnes

THE first of two Gladstone Regional Council projects aimed at improving Agnes Water's stormwater system will get under way on Monday.

Contractors will clear out sediment from the pond at Beachouses Estate, Agnes Street, which has reached holding capacity.

Council's Engineering Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Rick Hansen said the work was needed to ensure a healthy water system.

"The pond forms an important water quality function by removing upstream sediments before water is discharged into the adjacent creek and into the ocean, but this process will not work as efficiently while the pond capacity has been reduced due to sediment build up," Cr Hansen said.

"Traffic disruption is expected to be minimal for the duration of the project, but road users should be aware of the presence of construction vehicles for what is expected to be a relatively short period."

Cr Hansen said the second project, also to be completed by contractors, would start in early October and consist of important upgrades to the stormwater system on Captain Cook Drive.

"The upgrades will alleviate flooding issues at the entrance to Beaches Village Circuit and will provide additional stormwater storage capacity with an overflow to table drain adjacent to Captain Cook Drive," he said.

"Captain Cook Drive will be restricted to one lane for a few days on a stop/go basis and access to Beaches Village Circuit will be maintained throughout the duration of the works."



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