Council’s Stormwater upgrade project, part of a larger renewal program, will vastly improve services in the precinct. Planning is well advanced. Council encourages new business to hold early planning discussions with General Manager, Des Jennings, to take advantage of this sought after space.
TRANSlink’s emergence as a business, industry and transport cluster close to the airport provides a crossroads to all Tasmanian Ports, building future economic stability.
Application was made to the National Stronger Regions Funding Program in March 2016. Not letting the grass grow under their feet, Council committed $1.865m to the project in July 2015, secured two cash partners, and set to work on this very desirable strategy.
The project will future proof the precinct against the threat of a 1-in-100-year storm event.
Lots of work is already happening! The project design combined works to provide the most effective stormwater strategy.
• Increased pipe sizes and an additional parallel line to increase flow capacity
• Diversion of some stormwater sources, such as adjacent rural catchment land
• Increased number of detention basins
• Upgrade of existing detention basins to prevent upstream build-up
• Grassed open drains to add to the stormwater flowpaths
Works may commence sooner if required to accommodate a new business locating to the precinct. Discussion with the General Manager is welcome.