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Drainage Problems Article:
DIANNE and Peter Cullen hope the sight of their drying socks and singlets might be enough to grab the attention of Blayney Shire Council.
â€œIf we have to have a bloody ugly fence, we might as well make use of it,â€ Mrs Cullen said.
For six months, the Cullens and other residents of Unwin Street in Millthorpe have complained to Blayney Shire Council about a barrier they’ve dubbed â€œthe clotheslineâ€.
The barrier was erected around a section of Unwin Street that collapsed due to poor drainage and residents want the problem fixed.
Yesterday, they turned the barrier into an actual clothesline to protest their streetâ€™s resemblance to a swamp.
â€œWeâ€™ve been left terribly inconvenienced,â€ resident Sue Roweth said.
â€œWe just want it fixed to the standard that it was,â€ Mrs Cullen added.
The drainage problems arose after a sewer line leading to a new subdivision was installed in Unwin Street.
Mrs Roweth said some properties had been so inundated with storm water that residents had been unable to access their driveways or front yards.
Blayney Shire Council has asked the developer to refill the trench, but environmental services director Paul O’Brien said the repairs had been delayed by wet winter weather. Mr Oâ€™Brien said the developer had agreed to fill the trench in the next fortnight and residents had been informed of this at a recent community meeting.
â€œIn the meantime, weâ€™re losing our property,â€ Mrs Roweth said.
â€œMy husbandâ€™s been out there channelling during the rain.â€
Mrs Cullen said residents wanted the drainage restored to the same standard that it was six months ago.
However, she said kerbing and guttering was the best solution to ongoing stormwater issues in Unwin Street.
She said the council had indicated this wouldn’t be possible until 2011 or 2012.
Mr OBrien said the council hadn’t ignored the residents complaints.
Council is aware of the problem and council is working with the developer to get the matter rectified,â€ he said.
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