- Saturday 17 September 2011
In October, Sunshine Coast Council will start replacing deteriorated stormwater culverts along Gympie Terrace in Noosaville, as part of its commitment to maintaining the safety of the Coast’s infrastructure.
Four separate stormwater culvert systems (drains) will be replaced in the area bordered by Cloudsley and Thomas Sts, and Gympie Terrace. This will require some roadworks along the busy Gympie Terrace at each of the street intersections as well as through the park areas to the river foreshore.
Division 11 Councillor Russell Green said that the works – while not very exciting – were vital as a recent council study showed the condition of these culverts has deteriorated significantly since their original installation.
"The foreshore along Gympie Terrace is a very popular spot for locals and visitors alike, and I have made sure these works have been timed to start and finish with as little interruption as possible to businesses, trading activities and the community" Cr Green said.
"Works will also be stopped during any upcoming local events to minimise any inconvenience."
Council will consult with affected residents and businesses prior to work starting to determine access/parking requirements and timing of works.
The project will take part in two stages, the first starting in early October with completion by December school holidays, and the second from May 2012.
The first stage has two culverts, one in Cloudsley Street and the other in Robert Street.
"Our construction crews will endeavour to minimise impacts to residents and users of these roads during the works," Cr Green said.
"I would like to thank residents, property owners and visitors in advance for their patience as we work towards re-instating these culverts."