Budget Variation approved to Target Morgantown Flooding

Published on Friday, 23 December 2022 at 1:20:05 PM

The Ordinary Meeting of Council on Tuesday 13 December included Council endorsement of a budget amendment of $190,000 to fund works to upgrade the stormwater pump station at the intersection of Skipworth and Robinson Streets in Morgantown.

The existing pump station lacked capacity to remove stormwater at a high enough rate during the rainfall event in April 2022. High water levels affected residential properties in Ridley Place, extending into Morgantown streets, and caused overflow issues with Water Corporation infrastructure.

This variation now brings the total budget to $230,000, with the Skipworth pump station being a priority for upgrades to improve capacity and performance. Works on the new pump station are expected to commence in February 2023.

The Shire has twelve pump stations that receive scheduled checks and load-testing to ensure they are ready for a rain event. Following two consecutive years of higher than normal rain events, the Skipworth pump station upgrade has been flagged as a priority.

“We’ve listened to the concerns of the locals, and this is something that will make a positive change for residents following heavy rainfall in the area” says Shire President Eddie Smith. “We encourage residents to use our formal reporting system via shire@carnarvon.wa.gov.au so we can review, prioritise and action requests within our budget capacity" Cr Smith added.

Pump Station site with proposed new outlet line.

Further Information:

P | (08) 99410000

E | shire@carnarvon.wa.gov.au

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