Substation levee gets planning nodThursday February 28, 2013 - 09:07 EDT
The planning application for a permanent levee around one of the region's biggest power stations has been approved.
The Kerang substation has been surrounded by a temporary levee since floods two years ago.
Power to about 20,000 customers was threatened during the floods, when the station was protected by a sandbag levee local residents built.
The Gannawarra Shire's Geoff Rollinson says the construction on the permanent levee will begin soon.
"I hope so. I think the community will well and truly be happy to see it up," he said.
"I think they would like to be part of that grand opening or the cutting of the ribbon on that event and it's much the same as the works we are doing to repair the levee around the township as well."
© ABC 2013
More breaking news
Australia's energy operator has found power plant failures contributed to the unprecedented pressure on the New South Wales electricity grid during this month's heatwave.
Flying fox rescuers in Sydney are experiencing "the worst season ever" as a record number of bats get caught and injured in nets used to protect backyard fruit trees.
With a few days to go until the official end to the summer season, it looks like parts of New South Wales could still see the odd drop of rain.