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Published Monday 21 October 2019

Seymour levee input closing soon

Community members and landholders who want to provide input on the proposed Seymour flood levee have until Friday (25 October) to get their surveys in.

Council is seeking input on the proposed levee which would protect Seymour from a large-scale Goulburn River flood event.

Input from community members, businesses and affected landholders is being sought to help determine if the project should progress or not. Council is also asking affected landowners if they would be prepared to contribute towards the cost of the levee.

More than 200 people have attended drop in sessions at Chittick Park and the Seymour Show held earlier this month. The sessions provided an opportunity for people to find out more about the project and provide input.

Community members and landholders can also provide input online at www.engagingmitchellshire.com or via hard copy at the Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre. Surveys close at 5pm, Friday 25 October.

Council will consider the input provided through the drop in sessions, stakeholder meetings and surveys before deciding on next steps in the levee process.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

I would like to thank the community for their involvement so far and encourage those who haven’t taken part yet to do so before Friday.

This consultation will be extremely important in assisting Council to make a decision on whether to pursue the levee project or not.

We already know that there are longer term benefits to open economic opportunities within Seymour should a levee proceed. The consultation process has given the indication that the cost burden of constructing a levee should not lie with Council or the community.

This page was last updated on 25 October 2019.