Flood Prevention Works In Inverloch

Bass Coast Shire Council is undertaking urgent works to prevent flooding and clear blockages in Ayr Creek drainage reserve in Inverloch.

Council will be engaging a number of contractors to help with the works, which are schedule to start by Monday, 4 May and take up to three weeks depending on weather and ground conditions.

Council’s General Manager Infrastructure, Felicity Sist, said the works would include general channel maintenance and flow improvements, urgent waterway maintenance to protect properties in Diane Place from flooding, and construction of a permanent levee bank on Diane Place.

“These works will protect both private and Council assets from flooding,” Ms Sist said.

“We also have permits from the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority to allow some vegetation clearance in the waterway to allow free flow of drainage water; however any vegetation removal will be kept to a minimum.”

Ms Sist said appropriate traffic and environmental measures would be put in place whilst the works were being carried out.

For any queries, please contact Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211).