Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Shire keen for creek flood fix

Tuesday April 2, 2013 - 10:26 EDT

The Central Goldfields Shire says it hopes work to clear vegetation from a local creek can start soon, after the project received community backing.

The town of Carisbrook, near Maryborough, was hit by major flooding in January 2011, when about 290 properties were inundated.

Draft flood mitigation plans, including a three-kilometre long levee, were presented to the community in February.

Mayor Barry Rinaldi says there is strong support for work to increase flows through local creeks that flooded two years ago.

"We would hope that they would be able to get that going relatively quickly," he said.

"We will have to tender it or it'll be required to be tendered, so we'll get the people with the right equipment that can do these sorts of jobs."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Warmer seas give east coast rain a helping hand

15:19 EDT

If you wanted to stay a bit warmer today, a dip in the ocean is probably your best bet, despite the rain.

Thunderstorms light up the Sydney night sky

13:18 EDT

Once the southerly change bumped into a low pressure trough sitting just off the Sydney coast last night, things became electric between the two.

Flood-affected WA farmers plead for faster relief funding

20:49 EDT

Flood-affected farmers in the Ravensthorpe shire on the south coast of WA say the State Government has been slow in reacting to their plight, adding there is a lack of comprehension around the scale of the damage.