Drainage work considers rare bushland
Central Coast Council undertook drainage maintenance and upgrade works last week between Tea- tree Creek in the Umina campus of Brisbane Water Secondary College and Carpenter St, Umina.
The work was designed to protect rare bushland in the vicinity, known as Umina Coastal Sandplain Woodland.
The Council referred to the creek as the "Everglades main drain".
"Council is addressing drainage concerns by undertaking sediment removal as crews carry out general maintenance and upgrade works between Everglades main drain and Carpenter St, Umina," said council administrator Mr Ian Reynolds.
"Crews will utilise a water jetter and vacuum to remove sediment from pipelines through drainage pits, allowing them to improve water flow.
"As part of the works, a review of environmental factors has been undertaken and safeguards have been established to ensure there is no disturbance to the Umina Coastal Sandplain Woodland endangered ecological community or any other environmentally sensitive areas.
"Nearby creek banks will be replanted with native riparian vegetation as part of works.
"A drainage pipeline upgrade is also planned within a drainage easement in Carpenter St.
"Works are expected to commence in early July.
"This is expected to double the drainage capacity where the pipeline is installed between Carpenter St and the Everglades main drain," he said.
Media statement, 11 May 2017
Ian Reynolds, Central Coast Council
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