Jan 31, 2018

Rock wall ready to fight erosion

Rock wall ready to fight erosion

Douglas Shire Council has welcomed completion of a $1.4 million rock wall project to strengthen flood resilience and protect the Mossman Wastewater Treatment Plant from erosion.

Mareeba contractor HEH Civil completed the works using 7000 cubic metres of rock from Mount Carbine Quarries.

Douglas Shire Council Mayor Julia Leu said the Mossman riverbank stabilisation works would guard the plant for years to come.

“This is a fantastic and complex project that will further bolster the area’s disaster resilience,” she said.

“Both sides of the Mossman River and South Mossman River have suffered from continual erosion for several years.

“This rock solid stabilisation is a credit to council’s project manager and contractors who ensured construction reached practical completion within three months.”

Fencing works and an access road construction will have the project fully completed by the end of February.

The works are part of the council’s record $37 million Capital Works 2017/18 budget, which includes the delivery of 173 projects.

Electrical supply upgrades at the Wonga Beach Caravan Park,a traffic ramp upgrade at the Cow Bay Transfer Station and the Marrs Creek pedestrian bridge design are some projects that reached practical completion at the end of 2017, along with all State Government-funded Works for Queensland projects.


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