At the 20 May 2020 Ordinary Council meeting, Council adopted the South Cessnock Flood Mitigation Scheme which includes:
This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID PMF-2022-006.
Update: 30 November 2022
The pre-construction period is now complete. This period involved an independent peer review, resulting in a formal verification of the design, which satisfied grant funding requirements.
A landscape architect was engaged as part of the detailed design process to enhance visual amenity for the main scheme components, being the bund wall and the diversion channel.
The tender period has now commenced and tender applications are open.
Council has now engaged the Public Works Authority to project manage the tender and construction phases, as well as to assist Council in the finalisation of pre-construction activities.
The construction period is expected to commence by mid 2023.
$5,955,000 various grants and Council funds.