Water authority accepts flood study delay criticismWednesday October 16, 2013 - 11:02 EDT
Central Victoria's waterway authority says criticism of a 12-month delay to the completion of a flood study of Bendigo's growing outer suburbs is fair.
The Epsom Huntly Drainage Committee held a meeting this week in response to concern the study is running late.
The North Central Catchment Management Authority's Damian Wells says the high quality of the finished product will be worth the wait but he accepts the criticism.
"We cop that on the chin but certainly what we've got is a very high quality product that the community can have confidence in and the City of Greater Bendigo and other agencies can really ensure that Bendigo is planned appropriately for the future to keep downward pressure on rates," he said.
© ABC 2013
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