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Assistance is now available for landholders adjacent to the Gawler River who would like their section of the river assessed for potential clean up, levy strengthening and other flood protection activities under a new program run by the Department of Environment and Water.
The program is being delivered as part of the $9 million in flood mitigation investments which are an important starting point to better protecting the Northern Adelaide Plains regions from future floods. The program Urban Planning consultancy URPS are coordinating this project and growers will need to express their interest directly with them to participate in this exciting new project.
How it works
Following receipt of a landowner expression of interest, URPS will contact the landowner and arrange a site visit. At this site visit, a visual assessment of the area of the Gawler River within their land parcel will be made. Should the land parcel be selected to be a part of the project, URPS will work with the landowner on the scope of works, timing for delivery and requirements for access to their property.
Works are dependent on the condition of the Gawler River within an individual property. Works may include excavation and earth works to repair levee banks, removal of silt from the channel or vegetation removal and trimming. In some cases, no work will be required. The project is being funded by the State Government. There won’t be any cost to property owners in the delivery of the works.
Express your interest today!
Expressions of interest can be made directly to URPS on the contact details below:
M: 0431 946 022
M: 0422 361 669
12/154 Fullarton Road
Rose Park SA
5067 08 8333 7999