UPDATE – work is almost complete on broken water and sewer mains on Rio Vista Boulevard in Broadbeach Waters.
Tests are still being carried out on water samples according to a tweet posted by City of Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Water said until results come back and give the quality the all clear, residents would be best off avoiding things like swimming and fishing.
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And earlier in the week, Gold Coast Water said the sinkhole which opened up at the intersection of the Gold Coast Highway and Margaret Avenue on Sunday would be filled in by Wednesday.
But a fresh tweet from City of Gold Coast advised that roadworks will actually begin on Wednesday.
Heavy machinery use will be limited after hours to minimise disruption to residents.
Gold Coast Water thanked residents and businesses for their patience and stressed that there would be no interruptions to water supply while work is being carried out.
No timeframe has been provided for the work on the sinkhole to be completed, but the crater has been filled with sand.
Earlier – City of Gold Coast crews are working to fix a burst water main on Rio Vista Boulevard, just south of Delungra Street.
It’s believed some sewage may have leaked into the adjacent waterways after the water main also ruptured the adjacent sewer main.
As a result, the north lane of the bridge between Delungra Street and Hooker Boulevard has been closed, with diversions in place.
A number of waterways are currently being tested by Gold Coast Water for environmental protection.
As a precautionary measure, residents are being advised not to swim or fish in the following waterways which may have been affected until further notice:
- Waitomo Canal
- Delungra Canal
- Yunga Canal
- Coobowie Canal
- Moola Canal
- Bombala Canal
- Tumbi Canal
- Miami West Key
- Cocos West Canal
- Cocos East Canal
- Alma Canal
Local residents will receive a personally delivered letter today, informing them of the incident and advising them of precautions.
It is anticipated that residents will be advised that normal recreational activities can resume later in the week.
Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.
The City of Gold Coast has apologised for any inconvenience residents may experience as part of this incident.