MRC Whittle Street Drainage Upgrade


Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Project value



October 2021


Gatton, Qld



The Whittle St Drainage improvements works was commissioned by Lockyer Valley Regional Council to reduce severe overland flow affecting properties along Whittle and Hill Streets at Gatton. The project involves the construction of over 400m of new stormwater pipes, pits and over flow paths to capture the water and divert it into Lake Apex.

The project required careful and considered stagging to complete the works within the 16 week program whilst maintain residents and community needs including 24hrs access to properties. As the new pipe network flows into Lake Apex, erosion and sediment control was also of the highest priority to maintain the water quality of the lake.

To install the new stormwater network, a 34m section of asbestos water main needed to be removed and replaced with a new PVC main whilst ensuring minimum supply disruption to local residents and businesses.

What we delivered

Prior to commencing works on site, Bellwether attended several design workshops with QUU. The outcome was to isolate in stages a non-essential section of the water main for the duration of the project rather than constructing a new main. This early contractor involvement facilitated a design which met QUU’s approvals and significantly reduced cost to council.

Once on site, The Bellwether team engaged with local stakeholders to ensure the project was delivered with minimal disruption. This was achieved through a strong on-site presence and regular contact with the community.

Key outcomes

Carmichael Coal Mine & Rail Network
DTMR Henri Roberts Drive (in progress)
Blythe River Bridge Strengthening
North Brisbane Bikeway – Chalk Street to Price Street
Captain Cook Highway Smithfield Bypass
Tinaroo Falls Dam Raising
Nullinga Dam Detailed Business Case
Stony Creek & Lindenow Options
Warrego Highway / Mt Crosby Road Interchange Upgrade
Fairbairn Dam
Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program (MIPP)
Land Street Bikeway Underpass Duplication
Morayfield Indoor Sports and Events Centre Expansion
Torbanlea – Pialba Road Floodway Replacements Business Case
Samford Road Options Analysis
Logan Motorway East Bound Drainage Improvements and Pavement Rehabilitation
Gold Coast Tourism Hub Project – Bundall Road Site
Greenbank Transport Corridor
South Burnett Regional Council Systems Review
Cannon Hill Shopping Centre Bus Facility – Bus Station Upgrade
Newell Highway Flood Immunity West Wyalong to Forbes
Mareeba-Dimbulah Road Widening and Roadside Safety Improvements
Calliope River Bridge and Anabranch Bridge: Engineering Analysis and Options Analysis
North Pine Hub Strategic Assessment
Gregory Highway 27B – LN1 Culverts Upgrade Planning (Business Case)
Barwon Heads Road, Black Rock Road and Staceys Road Roundabout
Pacific Highway Upgrade – Woolgoolga to Ballina
Easing Sydney’s Congestion – Pinch Point Program
Burdekin Falls Dam Improvement and Raising
M6 Early Works Construction
Warragamba Dam Expert Witness Report
South Batemans Bay Link Road
Gunns Gully Road Interchange
M1 Princes Motorway Improvements
Circular Quay Precinct Renewal
Wynnum Road Corridor Upgrade
Arrow Energy Dalby – Laydown Yard
MSC Charleville Industrial Estate
BSC Leans Creek Bridge & Richardsons Bridge Repairs
CHRC Springsure Landfill Rehabilitation
CHRC Capella Landfill Rehab & Transfer Station
MRC Whittle Street Drainage Upgrade
TRC South Street & Burton Street Intersection
Seqwater creek & pipe protection works
MRC Warland Street Drainage
MRC Mackay Bus Stop DDA Compliance Program
MRC Juliet Street Pavement Rehabilitation
NDRRA Flood Betterment Works
Retail First Brookside Shopping Centre Embankment Stabilisation & Car park extension
NSC Black Mountain Road Safety Improvements
TRC Toowoomba Waste Transfer Facilities (*3)
Australian Department of Defence – Kokoda Barracks
Australian Department of Defence – Enoggera Barracks
MRC Caping Road Bridge
DTMR Virginia Park ‘n’ Ride Upgrade
BRC Bruce HWY Upgrade & Streetscape, Gin Gin
MRC Milton Street & Archibald Street Intersection Upgrade
WDRC Warrego Highway Upgrade and Streetscape, Miles QLD
MBRC Aurthur Drewett Drive
WDRC Bundi Creek Bridge (in progress)
NSC Noosa Parade Upgrade