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Work begins on levees

• PREPARATION: Contractors work on raising the road level of Asquith Avenue in preparation of the construction of the flood levee.

WARRACKNABEAL residents will soon notice changes in the areas surrounding the creek with construction of flood levees underway.
The road construction works in Asquith Avenue is the first stage of the flood levee.
The road is being reconstructed at a higher level so the road will in affect become the levee.
Stage two will involve similar process in The Avenue with works to commence in the next couple of weeks.
Stage three will involve the raising of three sections of Craig Avenue with hotmix in September.
The earthen levee being the final stage will be constructed during next Summer.
Council was successful in gaining $732,500 from the Federal and State Governments with $50,000 coming from Federal and $682,500 from State funding grants.
Council has allocated $367,500 toward the project in its current budget. The total cost is expected to be $1,100,000.
The works will consist of:
• 3km of earthen levee
• 1km of hotmix levee where the road level will be raised, all in Craig Avenue
• 500m of street will be reconstructed and raised at The Avenue and Asquith Avenue
• 300m of concrete retaining wall levee, at the bowling club and at the Lions Park.