Building a floodproof causeway in northern Victoria has emerged as a priority for locals taking part in an inquiry into devastating floods last October.
A public hearing in Shepparton has heard residents, businesses, and organisations were severely affected by flooded roadways.
Shepparton Mayor Shane Sali said the causeway has been “in the pipeline” for a number of years.
Mr Sali told Englishheadline Australia that the project is still years away from completion.
“We’ve got to get to a point where the decision can be made regarding the infrastructure.”