Road to a better environment
  • Thursday 12 May 2011

Cleaner, greener and better protected from future floods.

That’s the blueprint for Doonan Bridge Road East via Sunshine Coast Council’s project to revamp the Verrierdale stretch of road.

Division 9 Councillor Vivien Griffin said council would soon undertake works to widen and seal a section of Doonan Bridge Road East, with a project cost of $608,729.

"These works will target the central section of Doonan Bridge Road East that is worst affected by local flooding," she said.

"Sealing of this road was a high priority identified by the Yandina Creek Progress Association, so it is great we can deliver on their request.

"During construction of the works, council will be required to undertake some clearing to allow widening of the existing road and then bitumen sealing of the gravel surface."

Cr Griffin said a key objective of the project would be limiting the impact on the local environment.

"Where it is necessary to remove trees for the works, this will be done on the southern side of the existing road in order to avoid degredation to the adjacent wetlands area that is immediately to the north of the road," she said.

"A vegetation rehabilitation offset plan has also been established by council to ensure that all vegetation cleared for road works will be replaced with an equivalent area of vegetation adjacent to the work site.

"Council will also remove illegally dumped rubbish from the nearby wetlands and perform a weed removal program.

"All of this will ensure that the habitat surrounding the revamped road is actually improved as a result of the project."

All vegetation clearing permits for the Doonan Bridge Road East project have been approved by the Department of Environment and Resource Management. Vegetation clearing is expected to be performed in the coming days.

The project is due for completion within 10 weeks (weather permitting).