Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Wallsend Flood Mitigation Works Receive Crucial Funding

BY GRACE LANCASTER

Over ten years on, and Wallsend is finally receiving funding for the replacement of Tyrrell Street Bridge following substantial flood damage in the 2007 June floods.

The $2.2 million dollars of funding included in the latest Newcastle Council budget is the first stage of a long-term plan to address regular flooding in the Wallsend CBD.

It's one of three planned bridges that will be raised to allow for water to move through the suburb to the canals to better reduce flooding.

Wallsend MP, Sonia Hornery is pleased with the news.

"The first step is what the Council is doing which is wonderful but that step is really only going to work if Hunter Water comes on board and build all of the canals in the area around Wallsend in order for the water to move through faster," she said.

Work is set to commence in the upcoming financial year.

Image Source: LaTrobe Valley Express

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