Projects await DERM approval
TWO major projects face delays with Gladstone Regional Council waiting on an approval from the Department of Environment Resource Management.
Gladstone Regional Council is set to receive about $555,000 for the Federal Government's Natural Disaster Resilience Program to dig a dam-like slow-water release system to prevent homes near Tigalee Creek from being flooded.
Council construction projects manager Rob Huth said council hoped to start work in the next six weeks to ensure the works were done before the wet season, but were waiting approval from DERM.
He said about 70,000 cubic metres of dirt would be taken out with about 60,000 needed for the Boyne Island Tannum sports field project, off Tannum Sands Parade.
“Severe flooding causes great economic and emotional turmoil, but these measures will help the community to deal with flooding and minimise damage and disruption,” Member for Flynn Chris Trevor said.
The project has been jointly funded by council, State Government and Federal Government.