Deal struck for flood levee landTuesday February 19, 2013 - 09:45 EDT
Land and home owners in northern Victoria in the path of a proposed flood levee have agreed to allow the structure to be built.
The Ganawarra Shire wants to build a new levee south of Murray Valley Highway to protect Kerang from future flooding.
Two years ago, floods swept through farmland and inundated homes and shops across northern Victoria.
Kerang was protected from major damage by temporary levees.
After much negotiation, the council says it has reached in-principle agreements to acquire land from those along the proposed levee route but it has not decided on the final purchase price.
Meanwhile, in a report to tomorrow night's council meeting, shire staff say most of region's road repairs have been completed, on time and on budget.
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