much to do and lots of support required from Government and others to help us through thesituation.
Cr Leo TellefsonMayor
FUNDING FOR CHARLTON FLOOD PLAIN STUDY
The Victorian Minister for Water and Member for Swan Hill, The Hon. Peter Walsh, hasannounced that the Government will invest $150,000 in a flood management plan forCharlton to determine ways to reduce the impact of future floods on the community.Making the announcement on Tuesday 2
9 March 2011 Mr Walsh said “This funding will help
to find ways to reduce future flooding risk in Charlton, The flood management plan willsimulate various flood events through the town, identify key issues and explore infrastructureoptions to mitigate flood impacts. It will also assess and recommend preferred flood
mitigation and drainage improvement works for future funding.”
Mr Walsh said Charlton residents would play a key role in establishing the plan and would
have the opportunity to raise concerns during its development. “I believe it will be vital to tap
into local knowledge during the development of this plan to understand local issues and theimpact the floods had on families, communities, local businesses and food and fibre
producers,” Mr Walsh said.
North Central CMA will lead the development of the Charlton flood management plan inpartnership with Buloke Shire.
POWERCOR REVIEWING SUBSTATION PROTECTION
Powercor has written to Council advising that it is reviewing all substation assets, includingthe Charlton substation, that may be impacted by both 1:100 and 1:200 year flood events.The review is to identify the best options to avoid similar impacts to those encountered inJanuary.Powercor advise that some work is still required to understand both the height accuracy andtimeframes of flood warnings, to assess their ability to close levees around substations.The review will also identify whether levees are the most appropriate or cost-effectivesolution, by comparison with (for example) raising the height above ground of theinfrastructure. All options are currently being canvassed.Powercor expects this work to be completed in the coming months.