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Comment sought on Natimuk flood mitigation

Wednesday November 7, 2012 - 10:40 EDT

Authorities in the Wimmera are urging Natimuk residents to provide feedback on possible flood mitigation works.

The Wimmera Catchment Management Authority will hold a public meeting tonight as part of a year-long flood study.

It has recommended either a levee bank be built or drainage improvements be carried out.

The authority's chief executive, David Brennan, says it has received strong support from the community on the proposed works so far.

"Originally we presented seven different type of mitigation options and it's been narrowed down to the two main ones and these two ... basically prevent the flooding of 70 per cent of houses that experience flooding during January 2011, so that's a pretty good outcome," he said.

Mr Brennan says it is important for residents to provide their input into the plans.

"At the end of the day the community has to make the decision whether they want the flood mitigation structures and levees done to the creek because it will change the aesthetic value of the town and give it a different feel," he said.

"What we what to do is to make sure the community is very comfortable with the recommendation."


- ABC

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