A $100,000 upgrade to William Street in Mount Morgan has now been completed by Rockhampton Regional Council.
Infrastructure Portfolio spokesperson Councillor Tony Williams said the works would help with an historic problem of stormwater flowing down the street.
“We know that in the past we have seen stormwater flowing down William Street causing inconvenience to residents and damage to driveways, which is obviously less than ideal.
“The installation of a new stormwater inlet should stop this happening in the future.
“While we were here we also constructed a new kerb and channel on the western side of the street, and gave the road a new bitumen spray seal.
“This means residents can enjoy a smoother drive as well as a reduced impact after heavy rain.
“Often the big ticket items in the Rockhampton CBD can get the most attention, but smaller projects like this across the region are vitally important and make a real difference to people’s lives.”
Divisional Councillor Cherie Rutherford said that it was fantastic to see these works completed.
“Stormwater has been a major issue to residents in William Street for a long time.
“This work has provided significant improvements to stormwater drainage to the surrounding area, and will lessen the impact on nearby residences.
“I’m really pleased to see this project completed.”