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Stage one of Kangaroo Island flood-hit roads fix finished

Monday June 16, 2014 - 12:50 EST

Stage one of roadworks to repair roads that were flooded and washed away on Kangaroo Island have been completed just in time for winter.

Last year, the areas of Macgillivray and Haines were hit by torrential rain, which damaged significant sections of the road network.

A total of $1.4 million of work has been finished to rebuild the main access routes.

Kangaroo Island Mayor Jayne Bates says more work will be done after winter.

"We've achieved some state funding to help us out there," she said.

"The roads will be repaired over a three-year period because it's a huge amount of work in just getting the work done before the winter rain started this year.

"We've done as much as we can. That stage one is completed and we'll ramp it up again when it dries up again."

She says work after winter will include looking at flood planning.

"We've actually put an application in for federal assistance to do some of that work, to look if there's a long-term solution where we could perhaps drain some of the area, without draining some of the lagoons as such, which [form] part of the landscape, but being able to drain excess water, or is there another solution that needs to be looked at?" she said.


- ABC

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