Design being finalised

Thank you for your feedback

Project update

Council has consulted with the Community about the upcoming Howell Close Stormwater Renewal Works. Comments have been taken into consideration for the design and construction, with works on schedule to be completed this financial year.

Thank you to everyone who came along to our information session at Crown of Newport Reserve on Saturday 19 October 2019 and provided feedback.

Comments closed Sunday 3 November 2019.

Upcoming works

Council is excited to announce the proposed upcoming construction works which will reduce the likelihood of blockage of the Howell Close stormwater system and help improve the conveyance of overland flows in the Crown of Newport Reserve. These works will include:

  • Installation of a new debris management device to improve the collection of debris.
  • Improvements to the current maintenance access way from Howell Close.
  • Additional stormwater inlet structure and landscaping to enhance amenity of the reserve.

For enquiries you can contact the Stormwater and Floodplain Engineering team on 1300 434 434.

Landscape Plan

About Howell Close

Howell Close is located at the bottom of a very steep, heavily vegetated valley called McMahons Creek. The creek transitions to a pipe, which runs under the Crown of Newport Reserve and eventually discharges at Newport Beach. The overland flow traverses a number of residential properties including those at Howell Close. Due to the large amount of vegetation and steep catchment upstream of the pipe, the pipe has a tendency to get blocked from palm leaves and other debris in the flow resulting in flooding of a number of Howell Close properties.

About the design

The design includes a new debris management device upstream of the pipe to deflect any debris in the flow into an offline collection area. Modifications have also been made to the existing screen to reduce blockage. A formalised three meter wide access way through the reserve will also be constructed to improve maintenance access to the proposed system. The landscaping was designed with a focus on native planting to encourage local native fauna. A new stormwater inlet structure and reshaping of the grassed swale are also proposed adjacent to no. 7 Howell Close to better direct stormwater flows and improve stormwater collection.

Howell Close work area

Plan view

Artist impression of landscape

Howell Close before and After