Bells Creek Catchment works to start

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Bells Creek Catchment works to start

Works to improve the water quality of the Bells Creek catchment in Redcliffe will start in August, with the $440,000 contract for Stage 1 awarded to SCL Services Pty Ltd.

Division 6 Councillor Koliana Winchester said this project would start the development of water quality improvements in Margate as outlined in the Budget.

“Bells Creek is an important drainage corridor in the heart of the Redcliffe Peninsula, this project will help improve the water quality of the creek before discharging into  greater Moreton Bay,” Cr Winchester said.

“Like most suburban catchments, the Bells Creek Catchment captures stormwater from surrounding residential and commercial areas, picking up rubbish and pollutants which make their way downstream.

“As part of the works, we’ll be constructing a bioretention basin and sediment pond within the Bells Creek catchment to improve water quality.

“No one likes to see our rivers polluted. The health of our region’s waterways is everyone’s responsibility and small efforts we take now will deliver lasting benefits for future generations.

“Council is doing its part, but it’s important to remember that each of us as individuals have a role in protecting our local waterways.

The project will centre around the drainage reserve adjacent to Clayfield Street and upstream of Duffield Road, Redcliffe.

Works are expected to commence in August 2019 and take 16 weeks to complete, weather permitting.