COMPROMISED: Great Marlow Rd is cause for concern. Photo: Georja Ryan
COMPROMISED: Great Marlow Rd is cause for concern. Photo: Georja Ryan

Greg is close to edge of despair

GREG Nicholls has accused the Clarence Valley Council of playing Russian roulette with Grafton residents.

After reading a story in The Daily Examiner on Tuesday about the state of the banks along Great Marlow Rd, he has stepped up to voice his concerns.

"That's actually a flood levee bank," he said.

So as the bank keeps eroding and continues to slip into the river, Mr Nicholls said it was only a matter of time before the next flood, and a weaker bank meant homes would be inundated earlier.

"Water starts crossing the road at 6.3m and it used to be 6.5m," he said.

"We will be inundated with floods if they don't hurry up and fix it."

Mr Nicholls said it was nerve-racking enough to have to rely on a levee bank to save them, let alone one that was falling apart.

"The Heber St levee pushes more water this way, but all the houses on Lawrence Rd were protected because of this (Great Marlow Rd levee) but if that levee bank is not fixed, we wear it again," he said.

Mr Nicholls said he had been in discussions with the council about the bank, and was told numerous times that it would be fixed.

"Everyone keeps turning around and saying it's all approved, the papers are signed and it's on its way," he said.

"The council is really playing Russian roulette with us."

But Clarence Valley Council director for works and civil Tony Anderson said any works on Great Marlow Rd were subject to funding from Roads and Maritime Services.



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