Rockhampton Regional Council reported last week that $43 million in Civil Operations works were delivered in the 2018/19 financial year.
Chair of Council’s Infrastructure Committee Councillor Tony Williams said the volume of work delivered was a credit to Council’s Civil Operations team.
“This past financial year was huge for Civil Ops,” said Cr Williams.
“The budget over the 2017/18 financial year was $28 million, which gives some idea of how big the 18/19 year was in comparison.
“Much of the additional work undertaken included works to repair damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie – including Pilbeam Drive remediation, the restoration of urban and rural roads, the reconstruction of a section of Quay Street, and the first stage of reconstruction works on Alexandra Street.
“We also commenced several major stormwater upgrades, including projects at Webber Park and Wackford Street, which will improve our stormwater network and help mitigate the impact of future flood events.
“The Civil Operations team have also delivered a range of essential projects, including the annual reseal, road grading, and footpath reconstruction programs.
“For many of these projects we worked with great local and Queensland-based contractors, such as JRT and Goldings.
“Through these works, Council not only delivered critical infrastructure projects for our residents, but also supported local jobs.
“I want to take the opportunity to thank everybody involved in delivering such a great result for our Region.
“Throughout the year our Civil Operations team and the great local contractors we work with probably don’t get the credit they deserve, however they should be incredibly proud of this achievement.”