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Thanks to a successful funding application to SAFECOM's Natural Disaster Resilience Program Clare now has a facility to house dry sand for sandbagging should the need arise.

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Date: June 18, 2018

Sand shed ready for use 

A successful funding application to the Natural Disaster Resilience Program has seen the construction of a sand storage and bagging shed in Clare ready for use in case of future flooding incidents in the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council region. 

Council was awarded funding through SAFECOM for the vermin proofed shed and sand bagging frames, and the project is now complete thanks to a $32,000 funding from the Commonwealth Attorney Generals’ Department and the South Australian State Governments’ Natural Disaster Resilience Program coupled with a council contribution of $13,699. 

The need for a sand shed was identified during severe flooding in the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council district in recent years. 

Council will liaise with the Clare SES who have a sandbagging machine and sand bags ready to move into the shed when the need arises. 

Dr Helen Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer

Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
4 Gleeson St, Clare, 5453

Email: hmacdonald@cgvc.sa.gov.au

Phone: 08 88426400    

 

 

 

 

 

 

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