Infrastructure stands up to rains test

Drainage infrastructure was put to the test throughout the City of Karratha last week with extensive rainfall across the region.

Over 240mm fell across the City in just a few days with drains and culverts working effectively to draw water away from suburban areas.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said infrastructure and amenity stood up as well as expected against the wet weather and urged residents to report any damage to public property they may have noticed since the storm.

“The amount of rainfall experienced was by no means a common occurrence in the City and the majority of our current infrastructure and drainage systems performed well under this pressure,” Cr Long said.

"Areas such as Cattrall Park were actually built and designed to act as drains in severe downpours and as many of the videos and photos posted on social media show, they acted just as they should have,” he said.

“If any members of the community come across storm damage at any of our facilities or along roads or footpaths please head online and report it so it can be assessed and repaired as quickly as possible.”

To report any damage to roads, footpaths and infrastructure visit and lodge a request.

Damage has been assessed on rural roads in the area. For the latest road access information refer to the City of Karratha Road Condition Report at