In­fra­struc­ture pro­posal for key Euroa streets

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

EUROA res­i­dents of the Camp­bell Street area may soon ben­e­fit from a new drainage scheme de­signed to im­prove their prop­er­ties and min­imise fu­ture flood risk as part of a landowner-funded special charge scheme.

Strath­bo­gie Shire Coun­cil could in­stall new kerb and chan­nel, na­ture strips and more con­structed drive­ways in parts of Camp­bell Street and Palmer Av­enue.

This project pro­posal has been de­vel­oped in con­sul­ta­tion with res­i­dents and land-own­ers of 10 prop­er­ties in the area.

Since March, coun­cil has in­tro­duced the con­cept to res­i­dents, who are sup­port­ive of the project.

Once com­plete, all stormwa­ter along Palmer Av­enue will be redi­rected back to Camp­bell Street.

Coun­cil is also work­ing on cre­at­ing ad­di­tional park­ing spa­ces for the eastern side of Camp­bell Street, al­low­ing more space for school traf­fic.

The school en­hance­ments are part of a second stage, fur­ther plan­ning and de­sign work.

Funded in the 2017/18 bud­get, a new stormwa­ter pipe­line from Palmer Av­enue to Bury Street will also be cre­ated, as well as a turn­ing lane at the Clifton/ Camp­bell Street in­ter­sec­tion and the fill­ing of re­dun­dant drainage in­fra­struc­ture from Palmer Av­enue to Bury Street, within cer­tain prop­er­ties.

Mayor Amanda McClaren said Coun­cil was pleased this project has been strongly sup­ported by the ef­fected res­i­dents of the Camp­bell Street and Palmer Av­enue ar­eas.

“A Special Charge Scheme is some­thing more and more coun­cils are do­ing through­out the state, and some­thing we’ve done in the past on Rowe Street in Euroa,” she said.

“It’s im­por­tant that our res­i­dents have their say on how they want their homes (and street) to look, par­tic­u­larly if it’s go­ing to help solve a drainage prob­lem.”

Coun­cil, at its or­di­nary meeting in Septem­ber, will vote for the in­ten­tion to de­clare the special charge scheme, open­ing the project up to pub­lic submissions, which close on Oc­to­ber 27.

Once all submissions are heard, Coun­cil will then vote to of­fi­cially de­clare the scheme in the Novem­ber Or­di­nary Meeting.

If suc­cess­ful, the project will be­gin in 2018.

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