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Mountain View Avenue, Miami stormwater drainage upgrade

Stormwater pipes

Project information

Stormwater drainage improvement works are progressing on Mountain View Avenue catchment in Miami and in Ernie Tebb Park. Flooding has been known to affect roads, buildings and homes in the catchment, and these works are part of extensive drainage improvements planned for the area. This multi-stage upgrade is an important investment in our city's flood resilience.

Stage 5A

Commencing: January 2021
Completion: November 2021 (weather permitting)
Cost: $5.24 million

Stage 5 is the largest stage of the entire scheme. It has been divided into Stages 5A and 5B.

Stage 5A works start January 2021 and will involve the continuation of the Ernie Tebb Park drainage at Snipe Street, upstream along Albion Avenue up to the intersection of Dawn Parade and Albion Avenue.

Extent of works

A full road closure of the following roads is required. Detours will be in place and some on-street parking will be restricted. Pedestrian and local access to properties will be maintained at all times.

  • Intersection of Snipe Street and Albion Avenue (from approximately mid-January to March 2021)
  • Albion Avenue, from Snipe Street to Dawn Parade (from approximately March to November 2021)

Public safety is our priority so please follow signs and traffic control instructions. Ensure children keep a safe distance from the work site.

Future stages

Planning and design activities are underway for future Stage 5B and Stage 6 of this drainage scheme. These stages will be delivered over the coming years. The timing and sequencing of these works will be determined in coordination with construction of the Gold Coast Light Rail through Miami. Commencement dates for Stages 5B and 6 will be announced in the future.

For information on previously completed stages, please see below.

Benefits to the community

  • improved flood resilience for properties and roads in the catchment
  • the water that ponds in the playing fields in Ernie Tebb Park will drain much faster after rain events
  • landscaping and native tree planting will restore and improve the overall park amenity.

More information

For more information contact the Project Manager on 07 5582 8059.

Image gallery

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Stormwater upgrade outlet into Miami Lake
Stormwater outlet structure into Miami Lake
Park amenity improvement as part of stormwater upgrade
Major inlet structure in Ernie Tebb Park
Major inlet structure in Ernie Tebb Park - top
Provision of overland flow paths in Ernie Tebb Park

Completed stages

Stage 1

Completed: 2009
Cost: $1.6 million

Stage 1 works included installation of a large stormwater drainage network along Mountain View Avenue from Evandale Crescent to the outlet at Miami Lake.

Stages 2 and 3

Completed: September 2019
Cost: $7.1 million

Project details

  • Stage 2 works were completed in January 2019 and included the easements which connect the park to Albion Avenue to the north, Nobby Parade to the east, and Snipe Street to the west. Full road closures were required for the drainage road crossings at Albion Avenue and Nobby Parade. Tree planting and landscaping took place once works were complete.
  • Stage 3 works were completed in September 2019 and included works across Nobby Parade to the east.
  • A new shelter structure and additional seating has been installed at the northern section of Ernie Tebb Park. We've also installed fencing around the dog park for the safety of park users.

Stage 4

Completed: April 2020
Cost: $3 million

Project details

  • Stage 4 works involve the installation of underground drainage along Nundah Avenue between Nobby Parade and Sunshine Parade.
  • Stage 4 works were successfully delivered as planned, ahead of time and within the allocated budget.

Related information

Jump to key information
  • Why are there trees with fences around them?

    During early works we will be transplanting some trees. The fences are for safety, please keep clear.

  • Who is Ernie Tebb?

    The park was named in recognition of the personal contribution made by Ernie Tebb to the beautification of parks and gardens within the city. When the park was named in 1977 Ernie Tebb was the Deputy Parks Superintendent with Gold Coast City Council, having joined the Parks’ staff in 1954. He was a returned soldier who served with the 6th Division in New Guinea during World War II.

    Ernie Tebb was involved in developing many of the city’s parks including The Cascades, ANZAC Park, Memorial Park, Macintosh Park and Greenmount Waterfall. He was noted for his love of using large rocks as evident in most park developments within the city during that time.

  • Are you removing any furniture in the park?

    No furniture will be removed from the park. However, some of the seating and park furniture may be temporarily closed during works. The children’s playground will remain open. 


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