Following a study undertaken by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority in partnership with Council, we are getting ready to commence works to improve the existing levee system in Seaspray. Once works are complete, the system will be appropriate for projected 1 in 100 year flood levels. The Seaspray Flood Mitigation Works will include an increase in wall height from the current height to approximately 0.7m, with an average height increase of 0.3m along the majority of levees Work will also include a gravel access and informal walking track, constructed along public sections of the levee wall. If you're not sure what a levee is, it's an embankment built to prevent the overflow of a river. You'll be able to see that reflected in the pictures from Seaspray below.
This work will be tendered soon and is expected to be awarded by early 2023. Works are expected to begin from Autumn next year, with completion by the end of 2023 with weather permitting. A note from our team – we don’t expect any significant impacts to residents during the works, but at times you might be able to hear the construction taking place. We thank residents and visitors for their understanding and patience. Funding for this project was obtained through Emergency Management Victoria to complete a detailed design, and the Federal Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Program to complete the construction.