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Major drainage project to protect homes

Published: 26 June 2015

Major drainage project to protect homes

A major drainage project aimed at protecting residents' homes has been approved by Logan City Council at a recent Council meeting.

Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chair, Councillor Don Petersen (Division 4), said the Forestglen Master Drainage Project would help to ensure residents' houses were no longer faced with being inundated as a result of significant rainfall.

"As our city continues to develop, even more pressure is being placed on the drains and kerb and channel networks that manage seasonal downpours," he said.

"While the work is largely unseen, it's vital to ensure we have the capacity to deal with severe downpours that can fall in only a few minutes during torrential rain storms.

"This project will go a long way to protecting residents' homes from water when storms roll through the city."

Councillor Cherie Dalley (Division 8) said she was happy the Forestglen project was underway, after many years in planning.

"I'm delighted that Council is acting to upgrade stormwater capacity in Forestglen Park and the Browns Plains area," she said.

"This project has been on the books for a while, and both local residents and I will be glad to see construction start.

"It will also help manage downstream effects on Scrubby Creek and parks south of Browns Plains Rd."

Valued at $8.3 million, construction is due to begin in the coming months, weather permitting.