Flood Recovery Information 2016

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 11:56 AM

What is happening in the flood recovery?

Council has been progressively working at repairing the damage caused by the flood and storm in September and October of 2016.

We have been fortunate that the weather has been suitable for our contractors to forge ahead with the flood/storm defect repairs.  Contractors are moving as per the following schedule:

•              from Lexton to Beaufort;

•              Avoca to Moonambel;

•              around Barkly to Redbank;

•              Elmhurst to Landsborough; and

•              the southeast of the Shire.

Tree contractors have completed all works south of the Western Highway, around Lexton, Waterloo, Chute and Avoca.  They are now heading in a north-westerly direction towards Landsborough.

Please speak to a Council representative if you have concerns about your road. Send an email to pyrenees@pyrenees.vic.gov.au or call 5349 1100.

This website and our Facebook page will be kept up to date as road and infrastructure damage is assessed.

You can download the latest copy of our Flood Information Flyer for further information.

These photos show some of the typical repair work from across the Shire.

This particular repair has involved the reinstatement of the culvert, new beaching and the re-sheeting of the gravel road.

Culvert under a road missing gravel and road subsurface, damaged in a flood   The same culvert, now repaired, with a new surround of gravel 


This repair has involved measures to prevent erosion in future flooding. A new concrete apron has been installed to cope with high water flows.

Flooded_Double_Culvert.jpg   Flooded_Double_Culvert_Repaired.jpg

The picture on the left shows the typical damage to our gravel roads during the flood. The picture on the right shows how Council has re-sheeted a gravel road.

Francs_Lane_Damage.jpg   Francs_Lane_4.jpg


We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

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