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.
Shepparton police are trying to track down a man believed to have stolen a backpack in August, who left a phone and wallet inside in favour of taking some toiletries.
The Yarrawonga Chronicle and Travel and Cruise Yarrawonga are offering shoppers a chance to win an incredible cruise package this summer.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
Echuca branch of the Ulysses Club is carrying out its annual toy run on November 29.
Rochester Secondary College student Georgia Mundie will perform at an Equitana exhibition in Melbourne.
Fourteen parties and 37 candidates will contest the Northern Victoria Region for the Victorian upper house at the November 29 election, with the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) claiming the top billing on the ballot paper.
Playgroup of the Month for November.
Andrew Richardson and Matt Jackson have been appointed co-coaches of Finley's senior football side.
Coliban Water has confirmed sewer connections in Heathcote would not happen until the completion of a feasibility study.
Runners from the Sri Chinmoy Peace Oneness-Home Peace Run visit local students to share message of goodwill.
Deniliquin’s Luke Harrington is hoping to start a horse riding club for people with a disability.
South African course builder Brian Lavery, now based in Melbourne, set a testing track for the Hunter Group World Cup Showjumping Qualifier on Saturday that brought some of the sport’s big names undone.
Scott Upston had a decorated career as a paralympic coach before moving to Benalla this year.
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.