Noel Harvey 20 October 2020

Published on 20 October 2020

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It was good to see the construction of Stage 3 of the Carisbrook Levee get underway last week.

This has been a long process but the end is finally in sight with Stage 3 to be complete by the end of the year, and stage 4 will commence as soon as funds are released.

When Hugh Delahunty, Karen Douglas and I first started as administrators in 2018 the Carisbrook Levee was a priority for us.

Now, nearing the end of our tenure, this challenging task is another step closer to completion.

Stage 3 includes the construction of the levee along Pleasant Street, from the Pyrenees High to the railway line and High Street from the railway line to Church Street.

The works involved building up, constructing a sealed road and open drainage works.

For the final stage, the works associated with the railway line and Pyrenees Highway culverts will be undertaken, discussions are still underway with VicTrack to see if the railway line works can be approved and completed in this stage.

I want to thank the community for their patience during this slow and difficult process.

Since 2010, Council has been involved in significant consultation with residents, referral agencies and public and private landowners to ensure the levee was designed, planned and constructed properly.

Once the levee is completed, I hope our community can finally close this chapter.