Flood works in creek continue
BANK stabilisation and bush regeneration work is being undertaken by Coffs Harbour City Council as part of the city’s massive flood mitigation project.
Tonnes of debris have already been cleared from Coffs Creek, as part of ongoing works to help protect low-lying parts of the city from stormwater.
A spokesperson for council said excavators and dump trucks had concentrated on blocked sections of the creek near Gundagai, Bray and Orlando streets, while council work crews had also worked on the tributaries of Newports Creek and Cordwells Creek.
The latest phase of creek clearing work began in early August and has been progressing steadily during the winter months when the slower growth of grass and weeds gives council’s outdoor staff some breathing space on the mowing and slashing front.
Bush regeneration work is aimed at ensuring that weed species do not take over cleared waterways and drains.
The nine-point program proposed by former general manager and voted for by Coffs Harbour City Council includes flood retention basins in the Coffs Creek catchment; an early warning system. removing old bridge piers in Coffs Creek and increasing the waterway area under the highway bridge.