City to seek feedback on preliminary flood mitigation options at Heathcote Bush Market

The City of Greater Bendigo is holding a listening post at the Barrack Reserve Heathcote Bush Market between 8am and 1pm on Saturday June 5 to discuss the preliminary options that have been identified through the Heathcote Stormwater Investigation for the Mitigation of Local Flooding study.

City of Greater Bendigo Presentation and Assets Director Brian Westley said the City commenced the study in February this year and is now seeking further comment from the community.

“The aim of the study is to understand the stormwater impacts to the town and mitigating the stormwater and associated local flooding risk from tributaries of McIvor Creek such as Caledonia Gully, Possum Gully, Long Gully, Golden Gully, Dead Horse Gully and Parsons Gully that cause regular stormwater damage,” Mr Westley said.

“Several locations within the township can experience flooding following major rainfall and the purpose of the investigation is to reduce the risk and impact of flash flooding by providing a holistic approach in line with future planning for the township.

“We are keen to discuss the preliminary mitigation options and tap into the extensive knowledge about the area from local residents.

“The information and ideas we collect will be reviewed and used to help develop the second phase of the of the project.

“We are presenting the preliminary options and want to include the community in the conversation before deciding on any preferred mitigation options.

“When completed the study will be used for decision making for future infrastructure investment by the City.”

Residents can also email any comments to [email protected] by June 21, 2021.

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