Visualising the flood levee upgrade

Published: 30 May 2018 11:36am

Visualising the flood levee upgrade - 19 May 2015

Wagga Wagga City Council is launching software that demonstrates what an upgrade to the Main City and North Wagga Levees will look like.

The upgraded levee will feature a combination of higher and wider earthen embankments and the addition of sheet piling that will act as a balustrade along the walking track.

A dedicated computer has been set up in the Wagga Wagga City Library for the general public to access and view what the upgraded levee will look like as the software is too large to download online.

Manager of Engineering Alex Fenwick says this is a tool that anyone can use.

“The software superimposes the detailed design on top of the existing levees at 25 sites selected to provide a representation of the different types of levee construction and an indication of the visual impact in a number of key locations” he said.

“It gives people a really clear picture of how much higher the levee will be after the upgrade and what the view will look like.”

The launch of the software comes as Council Staff, together with NSW Public Works, put the final touches on the detailed designs.

“Council has already made applications for State and Federal Government funding to help with the $16.2M upgrade of the Main City Levee, with an announcement about successful applications expected to be made later in the year,” Mr Fenwick said.

This latest milestone for the project follows significant consultations held with communities in the floodplain and the wider public in March this year, as well as recent one on one meetings with landholders that live in close proximity to the levees.

To view the software, visit the Wagga Wagga Regional Library during opening hours and speak to a staff member.

A screen shot of the software is attached. It features the design for the upgrade of the Main City Levee along Narrung Street.