Drainage works to cost $820,000

The Burdekin Shire Council will spend a total of $820,000 on projects aimed at alleviating flooding during heavy rain.

Mayor Bill Lowis said Council had allocated additional funding to the Spiller Street drain project.

“Council has just received $320,000 in State Government funding toward this $800,000 project,” he said.

“This work will alleviate flooding in Queen Street during heavy rain which has been a huge issue in the past for residents and businesses in the area.

“Council will install concrete culverts and open concrete lined drains along Spiller Street and Macmillan Street to carry stormwater to the town drain.

“These works will extend from Graham Street through to Macmillan Street.

“We have already started the preparatory works by installing culverts at the intersection of Queen Street and Spiller Street.”

Cr Lowis said culverts in Clayton Street, Ayr, also would be upgraded.

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