Flood mitigation measures will begin to be implemented in Rochester after the Victorian Government allocated $500 000 in funding.DARREN LINTON May 12, 2014 3:34am
Rochester, a community virtually submerged during the 2011 floods, has been granted more than $500
The January 2011 flood inundated 98 per cent of the township, affecting almost 1000 properties. It was the town’s largest flood on record.
Minister for Water Peter Walsh and Member for Rodney Paul Weller made the funding announcement in Rochester on Saturday.
Stage one of the plan includes selecting and designing the most effective flood mitigation works, and upgrading local flood gauges.
‘‘Rochester’s flood management plan funded by the Coalition Government in 2011 identified a range of preliminary options to reduce the impact of floods on the community, including levees, floodways and waterway works, and improved flood warning gauges,’’ Mr Walsh said.
‘‘Thanks to this latest funding, Rochester’s flood gauges will be upgraded and work will start on selecting and designing the most effective flood mitigation works for the town.’’
The Victorian Government is providing $276
Mr Walsh also toured Coliban Water’s newly upgraded water treatment plant at Rochester and inspected new works at the nearby water reclamation plant.
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