Shoalhaven City Council has commenced the Shoalhaven River Levee Flood Damage Restoration 2017 Project at Terara and Comerong Island adjacent to the Shoalhaven River this month. This is a staged project and the remaining levees at Numbaa and Terara would be repaired at second stage.
The levee re-construction work is expected to commence on 16 April 2018 and will affect Terara and Comerong Island residents due to truckloads of rock and soil being transported to the area. The project will be completed by August, dependent on weather.
The project will repair levee damages caused by the 2015 and 2016 East Coast Lows and defects identified during Levee Audit in May 2015.
Council has engaged NSW Soil Conservation Services to complete the project after a tender process. NSW Public Works Advisory has been engaged to project manage the works on behalf of Council. In the past, Ecological Consultants Australia conducted the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for this project.
Part funding was received under the Natural Disaster Relief Assistance (joint initiative of State and Commonwealth Government) program up to $1.1 million to repair damages that were occurred during August 2015 flood.
Council will be placing signage on the roads and near the ferry alerting road users to the impending works and use of the Terara Road and Comerong Island Road by trucks
Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by the truck movements and any disruption on the ferry.