Flood repair works continue to roll out

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Delivering the upgrades needed to repair and restore our road infrastructure following last year’s flood event continues to be a focus for Central Goldfields Shire.

Whilst a significant amount of works has been carried out, there are several packages of works to repair roads, bridges and associated infrastructure still to be delivered.

At the October Council Meeting, Councillors moved a notion of motion as urgent business.

Central Goldfield Shire Mayor Cr Liesbeth Long said the motion had been carried by Councillors so that the next round of flood mitigation works can be carried out as quickly as possible.

“Increasing the CEO’s financial delegation means these contracts can be awarded without having to wait for the next Council Meeting. Essentially it means these critical works can be carried out as quickly as possible.

“In the Central Goldfields Shire, the October 2022 flood event left us with $9.8 million (excluding GST) in damage to Council infrastructure and roads. We know our community has been waiting patiently for repairs to be carried out – I can assure you that we are doing everything we can to make this happen.

To date the following packages have been completed:

Package 1 – High Priority roads

Package 2 – Maintenance Grading

Package 3 – Flood debris removal

The Package 4 works which involve road grading are now underway and are expected to be complete in December.

The next package of works (Package 5) is planned for early 2024 and includes sealed road and shoulder repairs as well as culvert and structure erosion repairs.

To find out what roads and locations are included as part of Package 4, as well as more detail around what works have been carried out to date, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/floodrecoveryworks

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