Crews start work to stabilise the landslip on Upper Wilsons Creek road yesterday. Photo Kate O'Neill/The Northern Star.
Crews start work to stabilise the landslip on Upper Wilsons Creek road yesterday. Photo Kate O'Neill/The Northern Star.

Public meeting over Wilsons Creek Rd

BYRON Shire Council will hold a community meeting on Monday to outline the scope of the damage to Wilsons Creek Road.

The meeting will also bring residents up to date on restoration works conducted so far and what will be done next.

Council's acting general manager, Phil Holloway, said fixing the landslip would be funded by several government departments, including Fisheries, due to its location next to a creek.

The council has recently received a permit from Fisheries to progress the design of the works.

"The permit requires substantial work by council staff and the consultants with the aim of protecting the environment of Wilsons Creek," said the council's acting general manager Phil Holloway.

As well as environmental considerations, council staff needed to assess any flood impact of the works and if there would be an adverse impact on upstream properties.

The restoration works require part of the creek being reclaimed. This means the creek will need to be diverted and all environmental and flooding protections need to be considered.

The meeting will start at 6pm and be held at Wilsons Creek Public School.



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