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Centenary Drive Narooma to re-open Nov 23rd

Centenary Drive Narooma to re-open Nov 23rd

A section of the road has been under repair since August following a landslip caused by heavy rains.

The slip caused the road to crack and slump away and after investigating the damage, Council decided to take advantage of the road closure to relocate two sewer rising mains and an underground power line.

Council’s Director of Infrastructure Warren Sharpe said the relocation will substantially improve the security of this important community infrastructure.

“We identified during the survey and design process that the sewer rising main was at risk if a similar collapse occurred.

“The main sewer line transports sewage from Narooma to the treatment plant at Kianga and this was an opportunity to decrease the risk of pipe failure and sewage discharges into Wagonga Inlet.

“Although it extended the length of the project, it was work well worth doing and helps protect our oyster industry.

“A new watermain and underground power were also laid to service the Apex Park boat ramp, along with new stormwater pipes to improve road drainage.

“Rock protection was installed on the edge of the estuary and the road embankment was rebuilt from the bottom back to road level. This new rock ‘armour’ on the bank will protect the marine environment from erosion as well as provide structural protection to the road embankment.

“To finish off, the road was resealed and we’ve planted lots of native seedlings that will soon have the area looking beautiful again.

“It’s been a massive job. We obviously had to go through the various approvals, including NSW government natural disaster funding, Marine Parks Authority, archaeological assessment, as well as undertake a full engineering survey and design.

“We struck rock during the installation of the new water and sewer mains, adding further complexity and time to the task. However, all the underground services are now renewed and will extend the life of these critical assets for the community, with the extra works still completed ahead of schedule.”

Mr Sharpe said the cost of the project was $620,000 including $153,000 in natural disaster recovery funding from the NSW Government. Media Release

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