New Developments Continue to Rise on Flood-Prone Land

March 15, 2024 8:55 am in by
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A 78-lot residential development west of Bendigo Creek has caused public outrage after Greater Bendigo’s Council approved the rezoning of the flood-prone land.

At a council-held meeting, ACM reports that Councilor Greg Penna raised flooding concerns when six of nine councillors voted to approve the plans. Councillor Penna says, “When nature lets fly with a heavy downpour I would not want to be one of the 78 residents who may live there.”

As a participating member of the Parliamentary inquiry into the disastrous floods of October 2022, Nationals Member for Northern Victoria, Gaelle Broad says she believes developers are not probably preparing these flood-prone blocks.

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