The Swan Hill council says progress is being made on a new levee for Robinvale, with public consultation on the designs expected before the end of the year.
Robinvale's existing levee leaves an estimated 150 houses vulnerable to flooding and the council has been criticised in the past for inaction in replacing the structure.
The council's David Leahy says staff are working to get approval from the Victorian Government for the levee.
"Our engineering staff will undertake a construction plan and then once all that's done and it's all approved, we get the detailed design completed in accordance with the cultural heritage management plan," he said.
"Then we can go and seek some funds from an external provider."
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