Drainage works to reduce flooding on Sarina Beach Road

A drainage project totalling $2.3 million is set to start in Sarina on Monday (March 8).

Council has awarded a contract to BMD to deliver culvert works that will reduce flooding along Sarina Beach Road.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the area was prone to flash flooding in heavy downpours.

“This project will see a duplication of culverts installed underneath Sarina Beach Road to further complement the existing infrastructure in place,” Mayor Williamson said.

“This will accommodate for larger volumes of water to escape more rapidly into the drainage network,” he said.

While this project is being completed, a small section of Sarina Beach Road will operate as a single lane, under traffic control.

Heavy vehicles will still be able to access Sarina Beach Road and Sarina Shopping Centre, however, may want to allow extra travel time.

Mayor Williamson said the culverts that were currently in place underneath Sarina Beach Road would continue to operate as per normal during the works.

Residents and businesses are advised that there will be a water interruption associated with these works. However, the interruption will be scheduled for late at night to minimise disruption.

Council will provide at least 48 hours’ notice prior to a water interruption occurring.

It is expected this project will take about three months to complete.