Excavation in North Lismore, on Dunoon Road near the showground. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star
Excavation in North Lismore, on Dunoon Road near the showground. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star Cathy Adams

Wet weather delays North Lismore plateau development

DEVELOPMENT of the North Lismore Plateau has been held up by wet weather conditions throughout 2015, despite Lismore City Council's determination to push ahead.

A report on the progress said, should next year be equally as wet, works could be severely delayed.

Excavation in North Lismore, on Dunoon Road near the showground. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star
Excavation in North Lismore, on Dunoon Road near the showground. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star Cathy Adams

It suggested work on the gravity sewer pipeline, which is particularly susceptible to wet weather delays, be carried out and completed prior to the wet season.

The report identified the risk that the infrastructure could lay in the ground unused until rezoning was in place.

On balance, however, the report said that was secondary to the risk of wet weather delays which would prevent council from meeting its commitments with government's Building Better Regional Cities Program and North Lismore plateau developers.



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