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Fancy a boat ride?

09 Feb 2017

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Whiteman and Clarendon streets were the envy of the Yarra River in late December as one local took to the floodwaters in his inflatable kayak.

The picture was taken following heavy rainfall on Thursday, December 29, which caused significant flooding and havoc for local residents, who were once again forced to wade through knee deep waters to access their homes.

The deluge was yet another illustration of the drainage issues facing the area, which the City of Melbourne last year labeled as its council’s number one drainage priority.

However, former Cr Stephen Mayne estimated that the cost of completely fixing flooding issues in the area at $130 million, which he said would have to be funded over a number of years.

Hence, it appears as though residents might have to get used to this frustrating sight for the foreseeable future.

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