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Final stage of flood mitigation work

News Article Date: 
Monday, 22 February 2016

Work on the $3.9 million North Warrnambool Flood Mitigation Project has entered its final phase.

When complete, the North Warrnambool Flood Mitigation Project will reduce the risk of flooding to more than 750 properties and in excess of 100 buildings

The third and final stage includes the installation of flood walls along sections of the Russells Creek floodplain.

“The flood walls will average 1.1m in height and span a total length of 1200m,” Manager Infrastructure Development and Projects Justin Hinch said.

The first two stages of the project involved the recontouring of the floodplain and the construction of an additional culvert under Mortlake Rd. 

“The recent flood event at Geelong highlighted the risks posed by severe storms,” Mr Hinch said.

“The North Warrnambool Flood Mitigation Project has provided us with an opportunity to help protect property, homes and people in the event of similar storms.”

Flood walls will be installed near La Bella Court, on the north side of Russells Creek from Garden Street to Golden Springs Court and on the south side of the creek from Moore Street to Roache Court.

“Access to the walking path will at times be restricted during the flood wall installation,” Mr Hinch said.

“Path access points off Roslyn Close, La Bella Court, Golden Springs Court and Roache Court will be reopened once construction is complete.

“We apologise for the inconvenience but we are confident the benefits of this project in protecting residents’ homes from flooding make it worthwhile.”

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