Southern Grampians Shire Council Logo
Skip Links

Final Flood Recovery Community Consultation

9 May 2019

Southern Grampians Shire Council invites all residents to attend a final community consultation and celebration, as flood recovery works in the Shire draw to a close.

Community members are encouraged to join Councillors and staff at the Coleraine Silvester Oval Netball Tennis Courts at 1pm on Monday 20 May as a plaque in unveiled on the new facility. An afternoon tea will follow afterward at the Coleraine Bowls club, another community facility upgraded as part of the Flood Recovery works.

Director of Infrastructure David Moloney said Council wanted to acknowledge the breadth of work completed since the 2016 Flood and Storm Events and celebrate the conclusion of work with the community.

“Our intensive program of flood recovery works following the floods of September 2016 is nearing successful completion.

“Administered by Council’s Flood Recovery Office under the Natural Disaster Recovery and Relief Assistance Scheme (NDRRA), the work included repairs to a total of 563km of roads, 1229 minor culverts and 88 bridges and major culverts across the Shire. We’ve also reinstated a large number of community assets, including the Bryan Creek Walking Track, the Cavendish and Grangeburn walking tracks, the Rail Trail and Silvester Oval Netball Tennis Courts,” Mr Moloney said.

“We have had a small, but dedicated team overseeing the delivery of these works to a high standard and all the work undertaken by the appointed contractors has been in addition to Council’s regular works programs, so it has been a busy few years.

“We invite members of all communities impacted by the floods to join us and celebrate the conclusion of the works and reflect on just how far we have come in the last three years,” Mr Moloney said.

Council experienced $28 million damage to roads, footpaths, dam walls, bridges, culverts, open drains and stormwater network during the September 2016 floods, with issues affecting the essential infrastructure network throughout the entire region.

For more information about the event visit Council’s facebook page or contact the flood office on 5573 0444.

Powered by