The overgrown and rubbish-littered banks of Bundamba Creek are being cleaned up.
The overgrown and rubbish-littered banks of Bundamba Creek are being cleaned up. David Nielsen

Workers begin creek clean-up

BUNDAMBA Creek is starting to look cleaner and it's not all down to the recent heavy flows.

A team of about a dozen Community Jobs Program workers started a two-week mission this week, to clear up a large section of the creek.

The State Government-funded and Ipswich City Council co-ordinated project follows calls from sporting clubs and businesses hit by floodwaters from the Bundamba Creek in 2008, 2009 and early 2011.

The work began on Tuesday, with mowing and whipper snipping along the bank, from the Bundamba swimming pool right around to Jack Barkley Park, North Booval.

Large amounts of rubbish, dead branches and other debris were also picked up from the creek.

One of the primary concerns ahead of the coming wet season - a large fallen gum tree which has blocked a section of the creek - will stay put, however state and local government have agreed the rubbish piled up against it will be cleared.

Bundamba division councillor Trevor Nardi said a second team of Community Jobs Program workers would join the effort next Monday, with the aim of having the area completely cleared by the following Friday.

"The council is only too happy to assist the State Government here," Cr Nardi said.

"It's going to look good when it is finished and will hopefully give people some peace of mind heading into the summer months."