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Council builds on recovery projects

DOUBLE EFFORT: Before and after pictures of roadside recovery work near Joel Joel.

Northern Grampians Shire Council hopes to complete more than 2000 projects to repair flood damage within the next two years.
The council has confirmed it is making ‘steady’ progress on repairing flood-damaged roads, bridges, drains, culverts and other infrastructure, making a start on almost three quarters of the 2196 projects.
Floods in September 2010 and January and December last year left the council with a damage bill of more than $22-million, three times its annual works budget.
Cr Wayne Rice said the council was happy with the progress and thanked residents for their cooperation.
“The council is using local contractors wherever possible and we are dependent to some extent on their availability. The December floods in the upper Wimmera catchment have seen some reprioritisation of work but we are on track to finish all flood repair projects within 18-24 months.”
Cr Rice said the council had five contractors working in Halls Gap and Stawell township areas, and the Cope Cope, Gooroc, Concongella, Bulgana and Joel Joel rural districts. Some completed projects included road repairs, drainage structures and streets and laneways.

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