Local flood damage fix

June 03, 2018

Deniliquin's Beach to Beach Walk was inundated in 2016.

Roads and road infrastructure damaged as a result of the 2016 flood will soon be repaired.

Edward River Council has put out a tender for the flood recovery works.

General manager Adam McSwain said the project would be funded with Natural Disaster Funding allocated to the council.

Mr McSwain said he could not reveal the amount received before the tender process was complete, adding it was allocated based on damage assessments.

‘‘Council completed an assessment of works that needed to be done when making an application for the funding.

‘‘Works are required where we had damage to roads and infrastructure like bridges as a result of the flood.

‘‘The funding will help cover the cost of the reinstatement of roads, bridges and culverts, for example the Pretty Pine and Conargo-Jerilderie roads and culverts on the Wanganella-Moulamein Road.’’

Tenders for the work close on June 2.

At the flood’s peak on October 17, 2016 the Edward River level was recorded at 8.62m.

It was considered only ‘moderate flooding’, but large parts of the region were inundated by water for several weeks. It forced the evacuation and temporary closure of McLean Beach Caravan Park and Deniliquin Golf Club.

A lot of farmland, especially east of Deniliquin, was also flooded.

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