When will work commence?
Work is commencing in December 2020 and will be completed by December 2021.
How is this project being funded?
The project is fully funded by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DIT).
Council are delivering the project on behalf of DIT.
Will the new system be connected to the old system?
This work is independent of the existing drainage system in How road and the two systems will not be connected.
Connecting the two systems could lead to silting and blockages in the new pipeline.
How will the new system work?
The new school will provide on-site detention which restricts storm water runoff to the existing undeveloped flows and discharges this to How Road.
The new pipeline system is designed to intercept high storm water flows in How road and divert these through Lacey Drive to the existing wetland.
This reduces the flow in How road south of Lacey Drive and will assist in alleviating flooding downstream. Low flows will continue to flow south in the existing swale in How Road.