Berrigan Shire Council has allocated $15,000 to restore a retaining wall near the Tocumwal boat ramp.RANDALL JOHNSTON January 24, 2013 4:04am
Berrigan Shire Council has allocated $15
The council’s technical services director Fred Exton said Tocumwal Foreshore Management Committee was successful in obtaining a grant from the Better Boating Program to repair erosion in the vicinity of the Tocumwal boat ramp in 2010.
‘‘The grant was for $17
The completion of these works had been delayed by high water levels and more recently the need to obtain permission from NSW fisheries for bed and bank works.
The committee requested that council officers take over the management of the project and grant, and this was formalised with Roads and Maritime Services in 2011.
The bed and bank works will be completed at the same time as the new boat ramp and jetty is constructed.
‘‘Since the application for — and approval of — the grant, there has been substantial tree removal in the area adjacent to the boat ramp for risk management purposes,’’ Mr Exton said.
He said significant further damage was caused to the retaining wall during the tree-chopping process, and this also needed to be repaired to make the area safe.
Patching up the existing timber structure to repair the retaining wall will not work as a long-term solution, because there is a considerable amount of rot in the remainder of the structure.
For this reason, a new retaining wall will be constructed out of bags manufactured from heavy-duty geofabric, filled with sand and stacked accordingly.
‘‘The estimated life of these bags is conservatively put at 20 years and the Foreshore Committee supports this type of structure.
The Foreshore Committee has also made provision for the area to have an underground watering system installed once the retaining wall is repaired, at a cost of $2000.
Two men charged over the armed robbery of a Shepparton service station have been remanded in custody until next week.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Echuca College students Calum Pearson, Luke Judd, Kiriana Epararma, Harriet Nilon, Kyle Melhuish and Stephanie Chong are heading to China.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Water users have welcomed the governments' announcement of a $350 million package for new irrigation efficiency programs in NSW, but say water availability is in need of improvement.
Farmers and anyone interested in big boys’ toys will be fascinated to check out an unmanned helicopter in action at an Ardmona orchard.
Judge comments, If I were single, I'd marry this steak!
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.