Channel North Bank project making progress

Inspecting the north bank are Murrumbidgee Irrigation's Jody Rudd (General Manager Asset Delivery), Narrandera Shire Council engineer Emily Currie, Narrandera Shire Mayor Neville Kschenka, Councillor Wesley Hall and General Manager George Cowan.

The development of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Channel North Bank Project took two significant steps forward last week.

The proposed project will link the Narrandera’s CBD with the Brewery Flats recreation and camping grounds through to Lake Talbot and the Narrandera Common and Koala Park landscaped into a parklands garden theme for the enjoyment of the community and visitors.

“The project is in the very early embryonic stages of an exciting development for Narrandera and its community,” said Narrandera Community and Friends spokesperson David Farley.

Its first stage objectives are to develop a walking-cycling track along the North Bank starting at the Cadell Street end of the channel and traversing through to the Lake Talbot entrance, with a foot and cycle bridge crossing the channel at the Melbourne/East Streets junction.

“It is broad and ambitious in its scope of works and unique in its tri-party working groups, engaging the Narrandera Shire Council, Murrumbidgee Irrigation and the NSW State Government,” Mr Farley said.

As the the project’s sponsor, Narrandera Community and Friends was able to submit on time the full draft of documents , budgets and letters of support and review to the Narrandera Shire Council on Thursday morning.

This will allow the Council to lodge all Stronger Country Community Funds submissions a day ahead of the cut off deadline with the State for grant funding from the SCCF.

On Friday morning executives from Murrumbidgee Irrigation Jody Rudd (General Manager Asset Delivery) and Peter Duncan (Communications Manager) inspected the site with Council General Manager George Cowan and engineers Fred Hammer and Emily Currie accompanied by Mayor Neville Kschenka and Councillor Wesley Hall.

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