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."

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