Hanwood Storm Water Pump Project Moves Ahead
Monday, 24 May 2021A 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.
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