Strathbogie Shire Council

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Residents to help fund Euroa drainage scheme

Friday, 18 August, 2017

Euroa residents of the Campbell Street area may soon benefit from a new drainage scheme designed to improve their properties and minimise future flood risk as part of a landowner-funded Special Charge Scheme.

Strathbogie Shire Council could install new kerb and channel, nature strips and more constructed driveways in parts of Campbell Street and Palmer Avenue.

This project proposal has been developed in consultation with residents and land-owners of 10 properties in the area.

Since March, Council has introduced the concept to residents, who are supportive of the project.

Once complete, all stormwater along Palmer Avenue will be redirected back to Campbell Street.

Council are also working on creating additional parking spaces for the eastern side of Campbell Street, allowing more space for school traffic.

The school enhancements are part of a second stage, further planning and design work.

Funded in the 2017/18 Budget, a new stormwater pipeline from Palmer Avenue to Bury Street will also be created, as well as a turning lane at the Clifton/Campbell Street intersection and the filling of redundant drainage infrastructure from Palmer Avenue to Bury Street, within certain properties.

Mayor Amanda McClaren said Council was pleased this project has been strongly supported by the effected residents of the Campbell Street and Palmer Avenue areas.

"A Special Charge Scheme is something more and more councils are doing throughout the state, and something we’ve done in the past on Rowe Street in Euroa," she said.

"It’s important that our residents have their say on how they want their homes (and street) to look, particularly if it’s going to help solve a drainage problem."

Council, at its Ordinary Meeting in September, will vote for the intention to declare the Special Charge Scheme, opening the project up to public submissions, which close on 27 October.

Once all submissions are heard, Council will then vote to officially declare the scheme in the November Ordinary Meeting.

If successful, the project will begin in 2018.

Caption: The corner of Campbell Street and Palmer Avenue as it is seen today, pre-drainage scheme.



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