Preliminary design plans have been done on a project to upgrade stormwater drainage infrastructure in Naracoorte's CBD.
The proposed $4 million project aims to better protect low-lying parts of the town during flood events and renew major sections of damaged and ageing infrastructure.
Mayor Erika Vickery says because of the scale of the project, the council is looking to see if it is eligible for subsidy funding from the Stormwater Management Authority.
"Part of it will be funded from council income and will be part of our project plan and forward asset management but we really do need to make sure that we have the right management plan so that we can actually manage to do it properly," she said.
The council is working with consulting engineers on detailed design plans for the project.
"It's one of the projects that will be staged over a number of years because it's a very big project ... it's quite significant and we do need to start working on it now because some of the drainage in the CBD is really needing some maintenance," councillor Vickery said.
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