Wood Street Canal Dredging

Background

The Wood Street canal and pump station drains the Wood Street catchment in the Queensborough area. The canal acts as the forebay of the pump station and also provides significant stormwater storage in the catchment.  

Over the years sediment has accumulated and vegetation has overgrown the banks in the canal restricting flow and presenting drainage issues. 

WORK

The City intends to clear the accumulated sediment and widen the Wood Street Canal to improve flow and stormwater storage.  The proposed work area is a 400m long section of the drainage canal, from the new pump station southward to Boyd Street.  

By completing this work, the City will improve drainage in the catchment and improve pump station operating efficiency.

The work is anticipated to start in September 2019.