Flood protection project nears completion

Work continues on the final phase of the $725,000 Nuriootpa Flood Mitigation project to protect the township from flooding with the construction work expected to be finished this month.

Last week concrete was poured onto a section of Penrice Road, which is the footing for the retaining wall and able to accommodate flood barriers.

The Barossa Council’s manager of engineering services, Mr Steve Kaesler said the object is to ensure the town is protected from a 100 year flood.

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He told The Leader last week the idea is the wall is operated, when needed, quickly and without fuss.

“The wall is to be inserted onsite and stored on a pallet so it can be transported to the site all at once and used as required,” said Mr Kaesler.

While it will take a number of hours to install the wall, Mr Kaesler said they would have four to five hours’ notice if a flood was to occur.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.