Concrete lining of Albury's Bungambrawatha Creek damaged as tree taken out by crane

Break away: Concrete slabs rest on the bed of Bungambrawatha Creek after a tree was uprooted at the direction of Albury Council. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS
Break away: Concrete slabs rest on the bed of Bungambrawatha Creek after a tree was uprooted at the direction of Albury Council. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS

THE removal of a tree by a crane alongside Albury’s Bungambrawatha Creek has left a gash in the concrete lining of the waterway.

The tree was uprooted from the western side of the creek between Stanley and Wyse streets at the insistence of Albury Council.

“The concrete was broken as part of removing a huge tree from that site,” a council spokesman said.

“It required a crane to get it due to the difficulty of access.

“The tree had to go as it would have destroyed that section of the drain.”

The concrete will be removed before repairs begin on the wall with a timeframe and cost yet to be finalised.

“There is no urgency for repairs as it won't deteriorate or compromise the wall,” the spokesman said.

The creek has long had a concrete bed with walls battered to mitigate floods.