Damage bill higher

March 06, 2018

Significant flood damage occurred across Strathbogie Shire last year. The road to Polly McQuinns is pictured.

Flood damage works across the Strathbogie Shire are expected to cost an additional $2million to repair essential public assets.

After signficant rainfall and flooding across the shire last year, Strathbogie Shire Council announced there was an estimated $5million in infastructure recovery works.

A council spokesperson said the identification and assessment phase of the flood recovery was nearing completion, with more than 1000 defects identified to essential public assests in the shire.

‘‘A revised cost estimate of $7million damage to essential public assets has been identified and the majority of works are expected to be completed over the next six months,’’ they said.

The council released a tender package for up to $5million worth of infrastructure recovery works following the December flood event, with additional tender packages for remaining works due to be released in the future.

The council spokesperson said the works were divided into three regions across the shire, with major and minor works packages for each region.

Contractors would be awarded tenders and start work next month.

Construction activity will continue across the shire during the tender period after an additional eight interim works packages were awarded last week.

The council spokesperson said these costs were recoverable under the Victorian Government’s Natural Disaster Financial Assistance guidelines.

To keep informed on flood recovery timelines once packages are awarded, visit the Current Works button on the Strathbogie Shire website at

For any inquiries about infrastructure recovery, phone 1800065993 or email [email protected]

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