Palm Island seawall repaired after monsoonal damage

Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council’s Banfield Drive received almost $800,000 in betterment funding to build a seawall along a section of Banfield Drive adjacent to the mouth of Palm Valley Creek.

Banfield Drive is the main road connecting the airport and Butler Bay areas with the rest of the Palm Island community.

The road was closed for five days after the 2019 monsoon trough floods after severe scouring to the road edge exposed a sewer main and left the road vulnerable to collapse.

Palm Island’s Banfield Drive seawall project will ensure the road is more accessible and safer for users.  

Works started on Banfield Drive in May 2021 and were completed in June 2021