CivilPlus to replace pontoons hit by 2019 monsoon
Townsville City Council has secured joint State and Commonwealth funding under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) to replace the pontoons at Rossiter Park, Framara Park and Apex Park.
Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Committee chairperson Mark Molachino said the new pontoons were designed to be especially hardy.
“Council engaged consultants last year to do geotechnical investigations and surveys at the pontoon sites,” Cr Molachino said.
“These surveys were done to make sure the replacement pontoons will be able to withstand major weather events in the future.
“They will be resilient in the case of another extreme monsoon event, cyclones, and other extreme weather.”
Sport and Recreation Committee chairperson Maurie Soars said the pontoons would benefit many different community groups.
“We have lots of sporting groups here in Townsville who take advantage of our natural waterways, and they were part of the consulting process for these new pontoons,” Cr Soars said.
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