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.

  • 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

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

  • Problem:

    There is hydraulic control in place at the median and road crown which results in stormwater flowing into the Yeppoon CBD.

    Solution:

    Removal of the hydraulic control from the middle of the intersection by lowering the median and road crown to improve the stormwater flow path across Queen Street into Barry Street and away from the CBD.

    Total Project Cost $110,600

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

  • Problem:

    There is a hydraulic control at the corner of this intersection which currently prevents a high volume of stormwater flow being directed away from the CBD.

    Solution:

    Relocate the hydraulic control to the road crown in Hill Street. Additionally, upgrade the footpath and garden beds to improve the stormwater flow path from James Street, around the corner, and into Hill Street.

    Total Project Cost $84,500

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    The James Street and Hill Street intersection project is a joint initiative of Livingstone Shire Council and the Queensland Government.

  • Problem:

    The hydraulic flow control at the crown of Yeppoon Road requires greater capacity for stormwater flow in a major rain event. Stormwater is required to be diverted from Cordingley Street towards the mangroves and away from the Tanby Road commercial area.

    Solution:

    Create a new road and drainage channel between Cordingley Street and Rockhampton Road through Council land (Cordingley Street Depot), and create a culvert under Yeppoon Road. 

    Total Project Cost $1,500,000

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    The Cordingley Street Depot Channel project is a joint initiative of Livingstone Shire Council and the Queensland Government.

  • Problem:

    The Old Railway Station and platform presents a significant hydraulic blockage to stormwater run-off from Arthur Street (North) and Park Street (North).

    The culverts under the Old Railway Station building have limited capacity and the surface flow is currently diverted into the James Street catchment causing flooding at the James Street and Hill Street intersection.

    Solution:

    Relocate the Old Railway Station and platform to western end adjacent the very popular Pineapple Rail Trail. This project is subject to approval of Station owner.

    Total Project Cost $750,000

  • 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