Levee Bank Work Continues

Good progress is being made on a project to renew the levee bank protecting the township of Darlington Point.

During an extraordinary meeting of Murrumbidgee Council, held on Wednesday 19 April at Coleambally, Central West Civil Pty Ltd, Bathurst was awarded the contract for the construction of Area 4 of the levee bank.

General Manager Craig Moffitt said the ongoing levee bank work, started by the former Murrumbidgee Shire and undertaken over the past three years, was being carried out in different stages.

“It’s good to see the progress being made,” he said. “This levee bank upgrade is very important for the protection of Darlington Point against any future flood events which may occur.”

Current work on Area 3 is expected to be completed by the end of June, with Area 4 due to start soon after.

 The Area 4 stage will renew the levee from the boat club running south to King Street.

It will then proceed through crown land before heading towards Kook Street. This new alignment will protect Council’s sewer treatment plant from a 1 in 100 year flood event.

Project Manager Peter McGaffin said that while the work on Area 4 should not affect households, there may be some inconvenience for campers along the river.

“It’s a full urban levee and it will be fenced in the crown land section,” he said. “Pedestrian access ramps will be installed. “Area 4 is expected to be finished by the end of this year, with two stages remaining after that.”