Orchard Circuit resident Bryan Cronyn sends six questions to Greater Shepparton City Council following last week's storm that flooded his street.By Kristin Favaloro
Bryan Cronyn is calling on Orchard Circuit residents to have their say on drainage and flooding issues involving their homes.
Last week was the third time in as many years flooding has stranded residents of the north Shepparton street.
This time, Mr Cronyn decided to go to Greater Shepparton City Council to ask why.
On Saturday, he sent a email to the council containing six questions about its response to the floods.
When he did not receive an answer, he forwarded the email to The News, which received a response.
Yesterday, Mr Cronyn spoke to a council representative, who told him it was planning a public meeting to discuss the issue.
He urged other residents to attend the meeting.
‘‘Generally, when we get a big downpour, and they’re not always as big as Wednesday, the rain and water just keeps building up and building up,’’ Mr Cronyn said.
‘‘Apparently, Orchard Circuit is designed to hold water so it doesn’t inundate homes, but that doesn’t help us get out.’’
Mr Cronyn said he was lucky he had a four-wheel drive.
His wife Loretta could not drive their sedan from the car port for several days.
‘‘I asked council why, if they knew Orchard Circuit is designed to hold water, isn’t it one of the first places to get signs to stop traffic,’’ Mr Cronyn said.
‘‘It’s the damage people cause by driving through in their four-wheel drives sightseeing that causes the problems.’’
What Mr Cronyn will be calling for at the upcoming public meeting is a better pump station to drain the water away quicker and for signs to be put up immediately to close the street to sightseers.
‘‘I’m concerned they seem to be waiting to see what happens before they act,’’ Mrs Cronyn said.
‘‘I’d also like to see a bit more council assistance for older people.
‘‘Our neighbour yesterday was out with the wheelbarrow (cleaning up) and she was just exhausted.’’
Emergency services are at the scene of a house fire in Northgate St, Mooroopna.
The winning form continued for the Mulwala seniors against Deniliquin at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Aged Care Facility, part of Goulburn Valley Health, held its annual June Hospital Collection and Open Day on Sunday with a small crowd in attendance.
Giving birth at home was a risk-free option for Moama mum Samantha Dawson, she says.
After suffering with reading difficulties for many years, former Rochester resident Nelson Jones has benefited from being diagnosed and treated for Irlen Syndrome.
Kyabram’s first tourism booklet is to be launched in late September.
Something truly inspirational took place on Saturday as former teammates honoured the memory of Eamonn O'Connor.
Berrigan and Jerilderie Shires will be in separate state electorates if boundary redistributions announced on Monday come in to effect.
A group of yarnbombers dressed an oak in Heathcote’s High St in a vibrant, woolly patchwork coat last week.
Cobram produced another positive and impressive performance on Saturday with an 88-point victory over an undermanned Rumbalara
Former AFL player Heath Black sent an inspiring message to Deniliquin youths last week.
Goulburn Valley fruit growers may face a battle against pests and diseases this season as growers hit by SPC Ardmona’s fruit cutbacks abandon their orchards or can’t find money to properly maintain them.
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.