Council clears storm water threat
  • Wednesday 17 November 2010

A fierce storm season is forecast for summer and Sunshine Coast Council is getting prepared.

Council crews are set to undertake important drainage clearing in the southern section of Duckholes Creek, between Caloundra Road and Pelican Waters.

Division 12 Councillor Tim Dywer said the works would include the removal of weeds and exotic vegetation as well as the clearing of accumulated sediment.

"This is about Council being on the front foot and being as prepared as we possibly can to prevent some of the destructive spin-offs that severe storms can cause," he said.

"The works we will undertake in and around a number of key drainage areas will ensure they are in optimal shape to cope with increased water levels during heavy rain events."

Cr Dwyer said the project would also help safeguard Pelican Waters Boulevard against possible flooding to ensure it remained a safe flood evacuation point.

"This will also reduce the pressure on stormwater drainage in Ambako Place and Pumicestone Place during large rainfall events," he said.

Drainage clearing in the southern section of Duckholes Creek is set to begin in the coming weeks and will continue during the summer months.