Whyanbeel Causeway No. 1 is a single lane bridge on Whyanbeel Road that runs over Little Falls Creek and provides connection for several sugar cane farms, grazing properties and rural residential allotments.
Little Falls Creek is the collection point for a large catchment area, which means it is inundated by floodwater several times each year. To reduce the instances of flooding, Council will remove the existing causeway and a new, single lane bridge will be constructed over the creek.
A temporary side track immediately upstream of the existing bridge will be installed to provide access for residents and contractors during construction of the new bridge. This side track will be completely removed once the new bridge has been completed, and the area restored to original natural conditions.
The project is being funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program.
Council released an invitation to tender for the construction works, comprising of the supply and installation of prestressed concrete deck (PSC) with construction of two abutments and corresponding roadway approaches. Read full update, here.
Council released the 2019-2020 Annual Budget, announcing it will spend $600,000 to upgrade the causeway, which is a known safety hazard during wet weather. Read full announcement, here.
There are no current consultation activities associated with this project.