Moore Park Beach Rd covered in water during flooding in 2011.
Moore Park Beach Rd covered in water during flooding in 2011. Scottie Simmonds

Drainage report done

BUNDABERG Regional Council has released detailed reports analysing the options for improving the drainage in the Murdochs Rd area at Moore Park Beach.

The reports are now available for public comment.

Council roads and drainage infrastructure spokesman Wayne Honor said that, during the wet seasons of 2010 and 2011, Moore Park Beach had significant drainage issues.

The council commissioned engineering firm Cardno to prepare three reports for improving the drainage so water levels would fall quicker after rainfall in the catchment.

"In addition to these reports, Cardno was engaged to complete an environmental study of the drainage investigation option and final delivery of this report is expected soon," Cr Honor said.

"Council will have to consider this report before adopting any of the proposed options in the Cardno reports."

Division 1 representative Alan Bush said the three reports, which included a preliminary investigation of drainage outlets, a cost benefit analysis of drainage outlet options and a preliminary acid sulphate soils investigation, were available for public consultation with feedback encouraged.

"Council officers have presented a summary of the information to executive members of the Moore Park Beach Community Association," Cr Bush said.

"We will be holding an information session at the Moore Park Beach Community Centre in conjunction with the community association and Cardno on Wednesday, February 15, at 7pm to present the findings of the reports."

Representatives from the council and Cardno will attend the meeting to present the findings of the reports and answer questions.

Moore Park Beach Community Association secretary George Shuter said the association was looking forward to a long-lasting solution to what had been a continuous nightmare each wet season.

Copies of the Cardno report are available on the council's website,

PUBLIC MEETING

At the Moore Park Beach Community Centre

Wednesday, February 15, at 7am