Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner’s 2020-21 Budget has invested more than $2.6 million into a critical waterway rehabilitation project, set to prevent further erosion and flooding along waterside properties in Pullenvale Ward.

Pullenvale Councillor, Greg Adermann said the project would undertake natural waterway rehabilitation and construct drains along properties that back onto the Brisbane River on Illawong Way, Karana Downs, making them more resilient to soil erosion.

“We are dedicated to ensuring Brisbane remains clean, green and sustainable, now and into the future, and part of this commitment is protecting our waterways from contamination that soil erosion might cause,” Cr Adermann said.

“The project, achieved in collaboration with State Member for Moggill, Dr. Christian Rowan MP, will help rehabilitate the edge of Brisbane River that backs onto several Karana properties.

“By minimising the damage we can prevent soil erosion in the future, which can pose a serious threat to the environment by polluting waterways, while also protecting properties from flooding. This is an outcome that is not only terrific for residents, but also for the environment.”

State Member for Moggill, Dr. Christian Rowan MP congratulated Cr Adermann for prioritising this vital safety and environmental concern.

“This announcement is yet another example of the positive outcomes that can be achieved for local residents through collaboration and I look forward to seeing the rehabilitation work commence,” Dr Rowan said.

Karana Downs resident Mr Paul Lindsay, whose property was affected by erosion, thanked Cr Adermann for helping deliver the project.

“I really appreciate the support and action from both Cr Adermann and Dr Rowan to ensure this ongoing erosion could finally be addressed,” Mr Lindsay said.

“It’s fantastic for the safety of local residents and also for the revitalisation of the local area and environment.”

The $2.6 million project is part of a $14.8 million investment in the 2020-21 Budget, for projects set to benefit Pullenvale Ward residents over the next financial year. Other highlights include a major upgrade of Kenmore Road, $2.2 million programme to resurface local roads and a $5.3 million commitment to enhance the Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.