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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

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