Nervous wait for abattoir owner as creek level rises
GREG Carey said his heart sunk when he saw the creek beside his family's Yangan abattoir start to rise for the second time in a month.
With flooding on the radar earlier this week and fears of a repeat of last month's damage, his nerves were on end as he watched Swan Creek swell.
"Deep down I was really concerned (Monday) afternoon, seeing the creek rise so rapidly," Mr Carey said.
"But I've been out since 7am (Tuesday) and it has gone down, luckily."
"It's always worrying when we have heavy rainfall like we had on (Monday) and the creek can come up very quickly," he said.
Designs are being drawn up for $1million worth of repairs to stabilise the creek bank adjacent to the abattoir.
"We've got to wait until the water settles before we can start on the project and also get approval from DERM (Department of Environment and Resource Management) and the council before we go ahead," Mr Carey said.
For now, it's all about the clean-up.
"All I can see at the moment in my paddock in piles of debris and rubbish. I usually have the place looking tidy but we'll get it all done.
"Production is going ahead and we are back in full swing at full capacity."