Auckland Hill Waterfall works complete
Water is once again flowing from the Auckland Hill waterfall, after it was temporarily shut down to ensure the safety of visitors to the parkland precinct.
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) identified a hole in pipes late last year that was causing water to leak across the road and walkway at East Shores.
After a number of investigations, contractors were engaged to pursue the option of replacing the waterfall’s feed line.
GPC CEO Peter O’Sullivan said the project was successfully completed this week.
“Contractors were able to drill through the rock, establishing a new pathway for pipe to be installed,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
“The pipe has now been fed through, connecting the ponds, and returning the waterfall to its former glory.”
The waterfall has been a popular feature of the Auckland Hill and East Shores precinct since it was opened by Rotary in 1985.
“We are thrilled the restoration works were successful and would like to thank park users for their patience while the works were undertaken,” Mr O’Sullivan said.