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Council to construct major stormwater drainage projects

8 Nov 2016

Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, said Council will undertake significant stormwater drainage projects at two key sites in the local government area (LGA).
 
Mr Rayner said these works form part of Georges River Council 2016/2017 Operational Plan’s Assets and Natural Environment Projects.
 
“These projects will ensure there is suitable stormwater infrastructure across the LGA, which can mitigate the risk of flooding in the area and also enhance the quality of water that enters into our rivers,” he said.
 
“One of the sites Council will commence works on is Clarendon Road, Peakhurst, which was highlighted as a priority project after concerns were raised by local residents and it was identified in the Georges River Overland Flow Study 2016.
 
“On this site, there will be an upgrade to the existing drainage infrastructure and the creation of a new kerb and gutter to direct water to the appropriate channels.
 
“There will also be two new stormwater pits installed to accommodate the flow of water on the street into the drainage line and into the nearby creek.”
 
Mr Rayner said Council will also undertake works on Harris and Nelson Streets, San Souci.
 
“This work will see improvements made to the footpath drainage systems and to the driveways of a number of local residencies, which will divert water to the appropriate channels.”
 
Mr Rayner said Georges River Council is committed to ensuring effective and quality infrastructure is in place across the local area to reduce the possibility of flooding and improve the flow of water into nearby rivers and creeks.
 
For more information, please contact Georges River Council on 9330 6400 or visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.
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