Residents expected to feel positive flow of flood levee
ANGUS Gooda is one of the Depot Hill residents hoping the flood levee project goes ahead.
He's seen a few floods since he moved to the area in 1992, but the 2011 flood forced him out of his home for three weeks.
Although Angus's highset house wasn't inundated, the floodwaters lapped over the top steps.
He supports the flood levee because he doesn't want to see people forced to move out of their homes in a major flood.
If the flood gates do open on the levee project, the value of houses in the area also looks set to rise by 10% to 20%.
But residents impacted by floods in the suburb will have to pay between $80 and $150 more on their rates for two decades.
Angus said he didn't mind paying extra for the security the levee would ultimately bring.
He said he was happy to hear the levee might push up house values a little as well.
"I won't be selling, but it will be nice to know it'll be worth a few grand more," Angus said.
Angus will definitely go to the flood levee information open day today.
He said he hoped to find out a start date for the project and how long it would take to be completed.