Sneak Preview of Stage Two Levee Works

1 May 2018

Sheet piling will be installed along a 30 metre stretch of the levee bank to demonstrate what is to come as a part of Stage 2 of the Levee upgrade.

Stage 2 of the Main City Levee upgrade will go out to tender in May and will involve just under two kilometres of sheet piling, extension of the concrete retaining wall at Cadel Place and specialised work around the Hampden Bridge to incorporate the site’s heritage.

This next stage of work will extend from the Cadell Place wall (parallel to Fitzmaurice Street) to Johnson Street, then from Riverina Playhouse to Hammond Avenue.

Sheet piling will occur where there is limited space on the existing levee and not enough room to use earth to raise the height of the levee.

The process involves driving steel sheets approximately four metres into the ground to create a wall along the levee bank that is approximately a metre high and achieves a 1 in 100 year level of protection against flooding.

The wall will be capped with aerated concrete blocks.

“This demonstration will allow the community to understand what sections of the levee bank will look like once completed,” Senior Project Manager Darryl Woods said.

“The 30 metre stretch of sheet piling completed in the demonstration will be extended to be just under two kilometres in length as a part of the Stage 2 works.”

The initial sheet piling works will take approximately two weeks to complete.

The levy bank will be inaccessible during the construction period and residents who use the levy should follow diversions.

For more information about the levee upgrade visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/levee

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY
What: Preview of Stage 2 Levee Upgrade - Sheet piling works
When: Tuesday 1 May, 11.30am
Where: Tarcutta St (end of Thomson St), across from Tony Island Park.

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Contact Kate Roberts 6926 9133 / 0409 079 663 or media@wagga.nsw.gov.au