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CCF SA PRESS RELEASE: ICONIC STATE DRAINAGE SYSTEM IN CRISIS – CCF DEMANDS URGENT GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO ENSURE ITS SURVIVAL

One of South Australia’s most iconic engineering feats – likened to the world-renowned Snowy River Hydro Electric Scheme* and hailed as the economic lifeline of one of the state’s richest agricultural regions – is on the brink of ruin due to a lack of government funding.

The intricate South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage system – first established in the 1860s and now consisting of a network of about 2500 kilometres of drainage infrastructure across 40,000 hectares of prime rural land in the State’s South East – has been left to deteriorate after years of insufficient government funding.

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Civil Contractors Federation (CCF SA) is an industry association that promotes, protects and represents companies and other organisations with business interest in civil (construction) contracting. The CCF SA helps its Members obtain more work, work more effectively and make more money.