Flood levee completed

LISMORE'S flood levee is once again able to fully protect the city from significant flooding, with the announcement today work on the levee is complete.

The levee is designed to protect the city against a one-in-ten year flood, but was damaged during the 2009 flood by water cannoning out of Leycester Creek.

Since then, the levee has been bolstered by gravel and networks of concrete barriers and sandbags during floods - none of which

The repair bill for the levee came to a total $2.8 million. However, Richmond County Council engineer Bill Moorhouse said it had already saved the city from greater damages than that.

"It has taken 18 months of planning and three months of construction, but the levee is complete once again," he said.

"It has already saved Lismore businesses and residents millions of dollars in flood damage since it was finished in 2005."

Topics:  flood levee, lismore




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
A HOME FOR THE HORSE $375,000
Rural 3 1 1
INVEST IN YOUR... $965,000
Unit 14 7 8
Tightly-held Golden... Price Guide...
House 3 2

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Lismore jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
RETAIL GENERAL... Ocean Shores Full Time
Administrative and... Ballina Part Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Free Seed Packets

with token from today's paper
Learn More

Your Chance to Win!

Click here for more details...
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

By being clear and decisive in what you want today, you will free up a lot more energy for the things you really yearn for in your spare time.

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save