A massive hole in a St Michael St backyard devoured a small lemon tree last week.JESS EVERINGHAM November 16, 2012 4:25am
A local couple awoke to find a massive hole in their St Michael’s St backyard last week.
A section of the yard about 1.5m by 2m just ‘‘caved in’’ to form a cavity more than two metres deep.
The hole protrudes from the base of the concrete levee bank structure that borders their riverfront yard.
The shifting soil, which Deniliquin council believes was saturated, devoured a small lemon tree.
Council said the cavity extends all the way through to the river bank, underneath the levee, funneling to a smaller hole.
Council director technical service Mark Dalzell said the hole appears to have been caused by a drainage issue, which saturated the soil and caused it to collapse.
‘‘We are going to have to install some sheet piling on the river side of the levee,’’ he said.
‘‘That will provide us a wall to back fill the hole against. [We] will excavate out the saturated material and replace it with new material and compact the new material in.
‘‘We will also improve the drainage there.’’
Mr Dalzell said council would check the backyards of nearby houses to make sure there were no similar problems.
He does not believe a similar incident would occur in the event of a flood.
Shepparton businesses The Windscreen Savers and Makar Automotive were severely damaged in a blaze that was started by a welding operation.
Police investigating a break and enter at a Mulwala club more than 10 years ago are renewing their appeal for public assistance by releasing an image of a person they believe has information to assist them.
Tatura’s Victory Hall is set for a big year as preparations get under way to celebrate the hall’s 90th birthday in September.
Former district resident and award-winning television producer Joanna Werner will no doubt be shopping for a glitzy gown ahead of the Emmy Awards in New York on February 20.
Rochester Secondary College school captains Dom Atley and Tim Poole have been accepted to study biomedical science in the first step towards becoming doctors.
Will it be Merrigum or Lancaster?
Fire destroys key public buildings in Seymour
Finley Henry Matheson was bestowed one of the highest Australia Day honours.
Heathcote Hostel residents were treated to a visit from Heathcote’s favourite horse, Sub Zero, as part of Australia Day celebrations.
Recent weather conditions have come as a mixed blessing for farmers, with high rainfall and humidity providing a respite for irrigators as well as difficult growing and picking conditions for fruit growers.
Darren McLoughlin only started playing croquet seven years ago.
From orchards to harvest to shelves, a new exhibition will celebrate the Goulburn Valley’s iconic fruit industry. The Photos of the Fruit Industry exhibition will run as part of the SheppARTon Festival in March and aims to share memories and history of an industry that has shaped the region.
Former Benalla footballer Tom Rockliff has been named captain of the Brisbane Lions Football Club.
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.