Hanwood Storm Water Pump Project Moves Ahead

Monday, 24 May 2021

Hanwood Storm Water Pump Project Moves Ahead A project providing flood relief to the Hanwood community is in the pipeline, with Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott visiting the site on Friday, 21 May 2021.

Under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program (2020/21), Council has received $1M funding for the stormwater pump (Stage 1) at Hanwood. Council will contribute $500,000 to a total project cost of $1.5M.

The Hanwood Stormwater Pump (Stage 1) project includes:
 •          A pumping station at Mallee Street side with associated pipe networks
•           A 1500 mm diameter pipe at around 3.5m depth under Kidman Way to convey water from the village to the pump
•           Pumping station with 3 pump units with discharging capacity of around 1000 L/s
•           A diesel pumping option to manage any electrical blackout or power failure

Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said tender documentation is currently being finalised and Council is liaising with Transport for NSW to progress these works.

“The safety of citizens and the protection of property has been at the forefront of Council’s flood mitigation planning,” he said.

“Council is pleased that these solutions, having received recognition and funding, can come to fruition."

In 2017/18 Council also received funding of $807,840 for the Floodgates at the East Mirrool Regulator, Yenda, this work was completed 2019 and in 2019/20 $400,000 for the Culvert Upgrade (Stage 1) at Yoogali this work is expected to be completed by September 2021.

Members of the local SES say these works will significantly reduce the number of calls in the event of inundation.

Council has also received funding from the Federal Government under the National Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Program (2021/22), $1.04M for Yoogali flood mitigation works, and $1.20M for Hanwood flood mitigation works. The money will be spent to finish the remaining three flood mitigation projects, Yoogali Stage 2: Levee along McCormack Road, Yoogali Stage 3: Raising Burley Griffin Way as a levee, and Hanwood Stage 2: Levee along DC DA and DC HANDEPOT drains.

The expected timeframe to complete these projects is three years and will complete all flood mitigation works recommended in the floodplain risk management plan.
 

July 2021

  • Grass Roots Is Back!
    Grass Roots Is Back!
    Thursday, 29 Jul 2021

    Grass Roots under 30’s open mic is back and Griffith Regional Theatre wants all young musos to get on stage and show off their talent on Sunday 8 August.

    Read more
  • Griffith's Spring Fest Back In 2021
    Griffith's Spring Fest Back In 2021
    Friday, 23 Jul 2021

    After a yearlong hiatus due to COVID-19, Griffith’s flagship festival, Griffith Spring Fest is set to return on 10 – 24 October 2021 and will showcase everything Griffith has to offer. This year will celebrate 30 years of the Griffith Garden Festival and 25 years of the Real Juice Company Citrus Sculptures.

    Read more
  • Vandalism Risking Lives
    Vandalism Risking Lives
    Thursday, 22 Jul 2021

    Griffith City Council is seeking information relating to a series of thefts which have the potential to put lives at risk. Over the last several weeks, a ‘STOP’ sign has been stolen from the intersection of Scenic Drive and Rifle Range Road, creating a dangerous situation for drivers.

    Read more
  • Merrigal Street Bridge Nearing Completion
    Merrigal Street Bridge Nearing Completion
    Saturday, 17 Jul 2021

    Funding made available through the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program has provided for the construction of a pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the canal on the southern side of Merrigal Street between Noorla Street and Kywong Street.

    Read more
  • Discover A Taste Of Italy In Griffith This August
    Discover A Taste Of Italy In Griffith This August
    Thursday, 15 Jul 2021

    Prepare to savour the tastes, sights and sounds of Italy over one delicious weekend; Friday 27 – Sunday 29 August 2021. From arancini to zeppole, ‘A Taste of Italy: Griffith’ has it all.

    Read more
  • Griffith Hosting The Daily Telegraph Bush Summit - Postponed Date To Be Confirmed
    Griffith Hosting The Daily Telegraph Bush Summit - Postponed Date To Be Confirmed
    Wednesday, 14 Jul 2021

    Griffith will shine on 27 August when Griffith City Council hosts the “2021 Daily Telegraph Bush Summit”, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian in attendance.

    Read more
  • Calling Potential Authors - Free Workshop At Griffith City Library
    Calling Potential Authors - Free Workshop At Griffith City Library
    Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021

    Griffith City Library is calling on budding authors to participate in an upcoming free Writing Workshop with Caroline Tuohey, on Saturday 24 July from 9.30am – 12.30pm.

    Read more
  • Imagine Griffith Art Competition Winners Announced
    Imagine Griffith Art Competition Winners Announced
    Tuesday, 06 Jul 2021

    Rockets, rainbows, cherry blossoms and even an underwater world featured in the winning artworks submitted to the Griffith City Council Imagine Griffith Kids Art Competition.

    Read more
  • Justine Schofield Cooks Up A Storm In Griffith With Everyday Gourmet
    Justine Schofield Cooks Up A Storm In Griffith With Everyday Gourmet
    Tuesday, 06 Jul 2021

    Celebrity chef Justine Schofield cooked up a storm for her television show Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield during a recent trip to Griffith, thanks to Visit Griffith partnering with three local industries Almond Board of Australia, Aus Prunes (APIA) and Stahmann Webster, to showcase the local area as an agricultural powerhouse.

    Read more
Griffith City Council Websites