Flood delays Dungay Creek causeway upgrade
Media release - 9 August 2011
Council’s works planned for the augmentation of Dungay Creek causeway have been delayed following the flood event in June this year.
“It’s just too risky to commence work on the causeway with the current conditions” said Council’s Director of Infrastructure, Robert Scott.
“The works planned for completion during July have been deferred pending suitable conditions”.
The project involves replacing the existing low flow concrete pipes with a three cell box culvert. Thirty five kilometres of upstream habitat will be reconnected with the lower reaches of Dungay Creek, Macleay River, estuary and sea. The upgrading of the culvert will facilitate the passage of fish in Dungay Creek as well as improving recreational fishing opportunities.
“Council has obtained an extension of time for completion of the project which was largely funded through grants from NSW Fisheries and the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority.”
“The works will now to be completed prior to the end of December 2011” said Robert Scott.
Upon completion of the project, residents should find that the Dungay Creek Road will not be closed as frequently due to water over the causeway.