Bundaberg East Levee

The Bundaberg East Levee is a major investment in the flood resilience of Bundaberg and the economic prosperity of the region.

The concept design for the Bundaberg East Levee consists of 1.7km of levee near the Burnett River’s southern bank, with flood gates, flood doors and pump stations.

Concept design for the Bundaberg East Levee

The levee is intended to:

  • Increase protection from a Burnett River flood within Bundaberg East, Bundaberg South, and the CBD
  • foster a resilient community that can recover faster from major flood events
  • deliver benefits for many people throughout the Bundaberg community.

The project will also create local jobs and business opportunities during construction.

The Bundaberg East Levee Project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments and is supported by the Bundaberg Regional Council.

What happens next?

Engineering consultants SMEC with CDM Smith were appointed in March 2024. They will conduct a comprehensive review of the design work done to date and make updates where necessary to progress the levee’s final alignment and design.

Community information sessions were held in April 2024 with the wider Bundaberg community.

Project documents

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