Carnarvon Flood Mitigation Works

Construction of the Carnarvon Levee Project commenced in late 2012 and was completed in June 2014. The levees were officially opened by the Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Water, Federal Member for Durack and President of the Shire of Carnarvon on 13 June 2014.

In recognition of the severity of the flooding problem in Carnarvon, the Department of Water and Shire of Carnarvon commissioned the Carnarvon Floodplain Management Study, which was completed in 2002.

From these investigations, a number of flood mitigation options were recommended, including both structural and non-structural measures.

Professional services company, GHD, has reviewed the findings of the Carnarvon Floodplain Management study and has prepared a design for construction of works to mitigate the impacts of future floods. is progressing the recommendations, including the impacts of the recent record flooding of the Gascoyne River in December 2010, to the final design and documentation stage.

The mitigation works include Six-mile levee on North West Coastal Highway south of Carnarvon and the Lawson Street, Nickol Bay, South River Road and McGlades Road levees in the Carnarvon Horticultural Area.

Funding for the construction of the project totals $60 m and is comprised of $45 m from the Western Australian Government’s Royalties for Regions program and $15 million from the Commonwealth Government’s Regional Development Australia Fund


Modified: 23 Feb 2018