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New e-bulletin to detail progress of Darwin Flood Mitigation works

Territorians will be able to follow the progress of flood mitigation works in Darwin with the launch of the Darwin flood mitigation works e-bulletin.

Lands and Planning Minister David Tollner said the monthly update will cover the flood mitigation projects recommended in the Darwin Region Flood Mitigation Advisory Committee Report.

“The Northern Territory Government has been proactive in addressing flood mitigation and we’re working hard to implement the Report's recommendations,” he said.

“Recommendations range from improvements to policy and strategy to structural mitigation works for flood prone areas.

“Work is also progressing quickly given it’s usual for complex infrastructure to take three years to deliver.”

Flood mitigation works began in Darwin in August last year, and will continue throughout the 2016 Dry Season.

Works completed so far include: 

Upcoming works will include:

“We allocated $25 million for flood mitigation works in Darwin and none of these works would have been possible without funding from the sale of TIO,” Mr Tollner said.

“The NT Government made a commitment to mitigate flood-prone areas of the Northern Territory and we’re delivering on those promises.”

To subscribe to the Darwin e-bulletin please register your interest at flood.mitigation@nt.gov.au.

Development of an e-bulletin for the Katherine food mitigation works is due to commence soon. 

For more detailed information on flood mitigation construction works in your area, please email flood.mitigation@nt.gov.au or call 1800 560 308.

Media Contact: Marnie Hobson 0409 527 909