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Stormwater Pipes being installed in Belar Street, Coonabarabran

Major works have recently been taking place in Belar Street and Merebeen Street in Coonabarabran with new stormwater pipes being installed.

Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd, said, "the stormwater drainage project aims to intercept the stormwater that flows overland along Merebene Street and from the Newell Highway. The concrete pipes will now connect with an existing network of underground pipes at the corner of Belar Street and Kirban Street."

Cr Todd said, "this project seeks to address ongoing flooding issues that have been experienced by residents in both Merebene Street and Belar Street".

"These streets have never had an underground stormwater system and in the event of a storm these streets will sometimes flood".

Cr Todd continued, "this drainage project is planned to reduce flooding events in both streets in the event of a storm".

"While significant rainfall is a distant memory at the moment, when heavy rainfall does occur residents in both these streets do experience yard flooding as the area collects stormwater coming off the Newell Highway", said Cr Todd.

"The design and construction of the stormwater pipe system has been undertaken by Council staff with the project being funded by Council’s stormwater levy fund", said Cr Todd.

"The stormwater levy fund is a fund from the stormwater levy collected each year by Council through the rating system", said Cr Todd. "The stormwater levy is collected to complete projects such as this throughout the Shire".

"The project is underway and is expected to be finished no later than the end of March", said Cr Todd.

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Last Updated: 11 Mar 2019