The Huonville Stormwater Diversion Project was officially opened today at a media event attended by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Minister Mark Shelton, Senator Jonno Duniam, Nic Street MP, Huon Valley Council Mayor Bec Enders and Acting General Manager Matthew Grimsey.
Cr Enders said the project provides a high level of flood protection for generations of residents and businesses into the future.
“The new one-kilometre-long stormwater pipeline diverts flows from the existing main drain into an adjacent catchment, allowing the town’s stormwater system to handle additional flows during high rain events”
“This is one of the largest capital works projects that Huon Valley Council has undertaken to date,” Cr Enders said.
“The new one-kilometre-long stormwater pipeline diverts flows from the existing main drain into an adjacent catchment, allowing the town’s stormwater system to handle additional flows during high rain events, with no increased impact on flooding downstream.
“We would like to thank the Australian Government for helping fund the project through the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages Program, and the State Government for providing us with an interest-free loan.
“It also has allowed land that would have been set aside for stormwater management to be available for residential development, opening opportunities for new families to move to the area and support a stronger community and economy.”
Congratulations to the project manager Malcolm Russell, our Infrastructure team and all the contractors who had a hand in the project for delivering an outstanding result!