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Council Awards Two Major Contracts for Road Flood Restoration

29 August 2017

Southern Grampians Shire Council has awarded two major contracts to undertake restoration works on flood impacted roads. Quality Roads Pty Ltd was the successful tenderer for both contracts and will commence the reinstatement works in September.

Council’s Director of Infrastructure David Moloney said these contracts, awarded last week, will see the restoration of approximately 75 flood impacted roads across the Shire.

“While we have undertaken some urgent works, and repaired a number of roads and bridges since the flood last year, these contracts are a large step towards the reinstatement of the wider damage across the Shire”.

“There will be further contracts required to complete the recovery process, however having these contracts underway means that more residents will see our flood impacted roads being returned to their pre-flood condition,” Mr Moloney said.

The funding for recovery from natural disasters is provided through the Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements by the Victorian and Australian Governments. Council operates the recovery program under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Guidelines, which set out the requirements to be met to justify funding to restore essential public assets such as roads, bridges, storm-water and foot paths.

Most of the works completed to date have been on insured Council owned community infrastructure such as replacement of the septic at the Cavendish Kindergarten.

A lot of information has been gathered on the damage to roads and other public assets owned by Council to enable the contracts for the works to be developed. The other focus for the flood recovery unit has been securing funding for community infrastructure assets that are not insured, such as the walking tracks.

Information on the recovery program can be found on Council’s website including links to mapping that shows the roads to be repaired under these contracts.

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