MEDIA RELEASE: Study to Look at Managing Flood Risks in the Nambucca Valley
Floods damage public and private property and can take lives depending on their severity, but there are a number of ways that people and governments can reduce the risks.
Nambucca Shire Council, with funding support from the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), is conducting a study which will identify the risks of flooding in the Nambucca River and Deep Creek. The information will then be used to develop a plan to manage those risks.
Mayor Rhonda Hoban said “Everyone in the Nambucca has been affected in some way by flooding as it’s such a regular occurrence for us.
“This study, for which Council has provided $45,000 through the Environmental Levy, and OEH $115,000, will show us how we may reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on owners and residents of flood prone land and ultimately reduce the losses from flooding.
“Because floods have the potential to affect so many people, we are keen to hear from the community about what the impacts are and the best ways to minimise these impacts”, she said.
Consultants WMAWater have been hired by Council to conduct the study. They have used a computer model to determine the extent and nature of flooding in the study area, which includes Nambucca River, Deep Creek and Warrell Creek.
People are encouraged to contribute to the study through completing a survey, emailing council or attending a drop in session. Staff will be available at the following locations and times to discuss the project:
Bowraville - Nambucca Landcare Office 72a High St (10am-12:00pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015);
Nambucca - Entertainment Centre (1pm – 4pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015)
Macksville – shop front in central Wallace St (9:30am – 12:30pm Thursday 4th June 2015)
Council’s website contains the details of drop in sessions and other relevant information in relation to the project.
“Local knowledge and the personal experience of residents and business operators are a really important source of information for the study, so we hope that many will find the time to contribute,” Mayor Hoban said.
For more information, people can contact Mr Grant Nelson, Strategic Planner, on 6568 0248, or see Council’s website www.nambucca.nsw.gov.au.
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