Capricorn Coast Flood Mitigation Strategy Stage 1

On 26 March 2014, Livingstone Shire was impacted by a short sharp rainfall event that coincided with a Spring High Tide. This caused flash‑flooding across the Capricorn Coast and rural hinterland, creating extremely dangerous road conditions, landslips, widespread road closures, and severe inundation of homes and businesses.

A collection of six complementary and integrated projects are proposed for the Yeppoon CBD/Commercial Precinct which either redirect stormwater flow, or reduce/remove physical barriers to increase capacity of the road network to cope with the high volumes of stormwater flow.

View the Capricorn Coast Flood Mitigation Strategy Stage 1 document here.
  1. Project 1: Arthur & Queen St Intersection
  2. Project 2: Queen & Barry St Intersection
  3. Project 3: James & Hill St Intersection
  4. Project 4: Cordingley Street Depot Channel
  5. Project 5: Old Railway Station Relocation (Proposed)
  6. Project 6: Yeppoon CBD - Whitman Street Channels (Proposed)
Project 1 - Arthur Street and Queen Street Intersection

Problem:
The roundabout levels are a blockage to surface flow during major rain events along Arthur Street from James Street to Fig Tree Creek. The current hydraulic control at the roundabout is causing the diversion of flow east towards James Street. 

Solution:
Removal of the high ground level, by regrading and lowering the roundabout at this intersection, will allow greater stormwater flow capacity along Arthur Street from James Street to Fig Tree Creek, and away from the main CBD. 

Improvement of stormwater flow along Arthur Street will help to decrease the loading on James Street, and will divert water away from the main CBD.

Total Project Cost $1500,000

Qld Govt The Arthur Street and Queen Street intersection project is a joint initiative of Livingstone Shire Council and the Queensland Government.