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Stormwater Drainage Safety Program 2020–21

Commencing: November 2020
Completion: June 2021
Cost: $377,920

As part of our annual stormwater safety program, the City of Gold Coast is upgrading a number of stormwater drain inlets and outlets to include safety devices.

We have assessed stormwater systems across the city and works will be completed in order of priority. High priority sites are located near schools, childcare centres, retail outlets, parks and sports facilities.

Safety upgrades include:

  • installation of safety grates
  • safety flood flaps
  • safety/barrier fencing
  • ring mounted security bars.

These devices will help mitigate instances of people (in particular children) entering the stormwater system and being trapped or washed into the system during a storm event.

Stormwater drains and grates can be dangerous during both wet and dry periods of the year. There are dangers before, during and after storms. Please remember to “use your brain, don’t play in the drain”. If you see a person or animal swept into or caught in a stormwater drain or flash flood, please phone Queensland Fire and Rescue Service on 000 immediately.

Construction details

  • Works will take place at various sites across the city (refer to location of works below).
  • Each site is expected to take approximately one to five days (weather permitting), and will generally be located in parks and road reserves (minimal to no traffic control required).
  • Working hours will be Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm.
  • Local residents may notice some temporary construction noise and minor disruption in some areas.
  • Pedestrian management may be required at some sites.

Location of works

Closest Street No. Street name Suburb Scope of work
88A Alison Rd Carrara Install safety grate
1 Jackson St Coomera Install safety flap gate & pedestrian fall barrier fence
10 Swagman Rd Gilston Install safety flap gate & pedestrian fall barrier fence
2 Careel Cl Helensvale Remove log fencing and install pedestrian fall barrier fencing
1 Hardy’s Rd Mudgeeraba Remove timber fencing and install pedestrian fall barrier fencing
1 Shoalhaven Ave Pacific Pines Install safety flap gate & pedestrian fall barrier fence
104A McAuley Pde Install safety flap gate & pedestrian fall barrier fence
25 Grove Creek Cls Reedy Creek Install safety flap gate and concrete swale drain
19 Sandringham Dr Robina Install safety grate and exclusion safety barrier fencing
237 Queen St Southport Install safety flap gate & pedestrian fall barrier fence
1 Purlingbrook St Upper Coomera Install safety flap gate & pedestrian fall barrier fence
89-93 Treeline Cct Install safety flap gate
22A Glentree Ave Install safety barrier fencing around headwalls & down sides of retention basin
28 Stone Creek Dr Install safety flap gate & pedestrian fall barrier fence
17 Sandhurst Cres Install safety flap gates
2 Hans St Install safety flap gate & pedestrian fall barrier fence
7 Dine Crt Install safety flap gate, pedestrian fall barrier fence and concrete swale drain
17 Gammon Dr Varsity Lakes Install safety flap gate & pedestrian fall barrier fence
11 Meridien Ave Install safety flap gate & pedestrian fall barrier fence
47-49 Bayswater Ave Install safety flap gate & pedestrian fall barrier fence
25 Port Peyra Cres Install ring mounted security bars
2 Tindari Pl Install safety flap gate & pedestrian fall barrier fence
105 Hinkler Dr Worongary Install safety grate

Community benefits

  • Improved community safety around stormwater inlet and outlet structures

See below for a stormwater safety flap installed as part of the City's 2019–20 Stormwater Drainage Safety Program.

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More information

For more information contact the Project Manager on 07 5667 3666.

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