8 November 2017
An official sod turning ceremony was held yesterday to mark the commencement of construction works for the $3.2 million Blackjack Creek Flood Mitigation Project.
The site was declared open for construction by Deputy Mayor Gae Swain and Daracon Group’s Construction Manager Adam King.
The project was a recommendation of the Blackjack Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study to reduce the impact of flooding from Blackjack Creek and to protect surrounding properties.
Gunnedah Shire Council accepted a tender in June from Daracon Group for $1.958 million, for the creation of channel banks and deepening, widening and the realignment of 1.9 kilometres of Blackjack Creek to increase capacity.
The project also includes the installation of storm water pipes under Wandobah Road and associated road works, as well as the removal and replanting of trees in the area. “I extend my appreciation to the Flood Mitigation Working Group, both current and past, for their commitment to this project,” Deputy Mayor Gae Swain said.
“We are proud to be at this stage to see the works start on this project.”
The project will commence on 13 November and is expected to take approximately 16 weeks.
Photo Caption: Deputy Mayor Gae Swain and Daracon Group’s Construction Manager Adam King turn the sod on the Blackjack Creek Flood Mitigation Project.
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