Capricorn Coast Flood Mitigation Strategy

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 were 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.

Project 1: Arthur and Queen Street Intersection Upgrade was completed in 2015.
Project 2: Queen and Barry Street Intersection Upgrade was completed in 2015.
Project 3: James and Hill Street Intersection Upgrade was completed in 2015.
Project 4: Cordingley Street Channel was completed in 2016.
You can view the Capricorn Coast Flood Mitigation Strategy Stage 1 document here.

  • Problem:

    The existing open channel from Whitman Street to Fig Tree Creek does not have sufficient hydraulic flow capacity to cope with stormwater flow requirements associated with a Major Rain event.

    Solution:

    Widening the existing channels in accordance with Queensland Urban Drainage Guidelines. 

    Total Project Cost $300,000