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Wallsend Spared, But Only Just

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, has vowed to step up the campaign to fix flooding issues in Wallsend after water came within inches of flooding the Wallsend Town Centre yesterday.

Wallsend received more than 150mm of rain yesterday and that was enough to bring the water levels in Ironbark Creek to the very top of the storm water drains.

Thankfully conditions eased and Wallsend was spared any damaging flooding in the CBD.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“We were very lucky yesterday. We literally came within inches of the water flooding through the town centre again.”

“Newcastle Council have committed to do the work required with the bridges around Wallsend, but Hunter Water are yet to commit to anything.”

“I have asked the Utilities Minister, Don Harwin, to visit Wallsend and see firsthand the work that Hunter Water needs to do.”

“The Minister will be visiting Wallsend in April and I hope he brings his cheque book.”

“These rain events are becoming more frequent, this is the third major one in the last 3 years.”

“We have been fighting for 11 years now to fix this problem. We don’t want to see a repeat of 2007.”

“The Government needs to put up the money so Council can get on with the work of protecting the people in Wallsend.”