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Baradine Flood Levee Investigation and Design Project

Warrumbungle Shire Council is moving forward with the Baradine Town Levee Project to better protect homes in Baradine. ‚Äč

The Baradine Flood Levee Project was initiated by Council in 2008 by setting up a Baradine Floodplain Management Committee consisting of current Mayor Dennis Todd, councillors and local community representatives. The committee has been meeting regularly to discuss the various stages of the Project.

Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd said, “The flood prone area is predominantly to the west of the railway line that traverses north-south through the Baradine Township and the proposed new levee closely follows the existing levee located in the proximity of the railway line.”

“Council has received funding approval for this levee investigation and design project through the NSW Government agency, Office of Environment and Heritage under the NSW Government Flood Plain Management Program.”, Cr Todd explained.

Cr Todd said “Consultants were engaged to conduct flood modelling and a detailed design of the preferred concept levee option for the Baradine Town Levee (BTL)”.

The design provides for a long earth levee, retaining wall, adjustments to road heights, spillway design, new table drains, a relief drain and lowering of the existing Teridgerie Creek. More details can be found in the display drawings that are currently on public exhibition at the following locations;

“A preliminary construction cost of the levee and associated works is estimated to be $6,907,000. The project is now shovel ready’’; however a project of this magnitude will only be undertaken by Council if grant funding for this cost becomes available”, Cr Todd concluded.

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Last Updated: 10 May 2019

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