‘Failure’ costly

A MILDURA small businessman says council’s “failure to provide working infrastructure” has cost him more than $1 million and caused major businesses to leave town.
Nanjing Night Net

Annoyed: Outback Kids Childcare Centre owner Greg Nelson says drainage delays have cost his business.

Outback Kids Childcare Centre owner Greg Nelson said an unexpected delay on drainage works along Fourteenth Street had cost the city millions of dollars in development.

However, the council said major floods in 2011 had set back drainagedevelopment around Mildura.

“BlueScope Steel, a major trucking company and, I believe, four other businesses have all walked away because of the drainage disaster created by Mildura Council,” Mr Nelson said.

Council earmarked properties along Benetook Avenue between Fourteenth and Fifteenth Streets as a new business district a decade ago.

Following major floods in 2011, the council began installing a drainage pipeline in the area but, four years on, work remained incomplete.

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