Currarong Creek Flood Study

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Shoalhaven City Council has engaged Water Modelling Solutions to assist with the preparation of the Currarong Creek Flood Study. This study involves a comprehensive technical investigation of flood behaviour that provides the main technical foundation for the development of a robust floodplain risk management plan. It aims to provide a better understanding of the full range of flood behaviour and consequences in the study area.


Background

Shoalhaven City Council has received financial support from the State Floodplain Management program managed by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to undertake a flood investigation of the Millards Creek Catchment. Assistance provided under the NSW State Floodplain Management program is $2 from Government for every $1 provided by Council.

The primary objective of the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy is to reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on individual owners and occupiers of flood-prone property and to reduce private and public losses resulting from floods, utilising ecologically positive methods wherever possible. The flood study is developed in accordance with the NSW Government’s Floodplain Development Manual (2005) and the National Best Practice Manual.


Project Objective

The objective of this study is to improve understanding of flood behaviour and impacts, and better inform management of flood risk in the study area in consideration of the available information, and relevant standards and guidelines. The study will also provide a sound technical basis for any further flood risk management investigation in the area.


Community Consultation

Comprehensive consultation with the community for the duration of the project is required as it has an important role in all flood-related studies. The outcome goals for community consultation can be to:

  • Inform the community about the study
  • Identify community concerns
  • Gather information from the community by participation
  • Develop and maintain community confidence and collaboration with the study results
  • Seek input from the community

The outcomes of this project can help provide protection of you, your family and your property from flooding.

This may mean there are works undertaken in the future near your home or work, or you may have to incorporate flood compatible design into any future development. At the very least you will receive advice and information to assist you in making your home or work ‘flood safe’, or what to do during a flood event.


Shoalhaven City Council has engaged Water Modelling Solutions to assist with the preparation of the Currarong Creek Flood Study. This study involves a comprehensive technical investigation of flood behaviour that provides the main technical foundation for the development of a robust floodplain risk management plan. It aims to provide a better understanding of the full range of flood behaviour and consequences in the study area.


Background

Shoalhaven City Council has received financial support from the State Floodplain Management program managed by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to undertake a flood investigation of the Millards Creek Catchment. Assistance provided under the NSW State Floodplain Management program is $2 from Government for every $1 provided by Council.

The primary objective of the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy is to reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on individual owners and occupiers of flood-prone property and to reduce private and public losses resulting from floods, utilising ecologically positive methods wherever possible. The flood study is developed in accordance with the NSW Government’s Floodplain Development Manual (2005) and the National Best Practice Manual.


Project Objective

The objective of this study is to improve understanding of flood behaviour and impacts, and better inform management of flood risk in the study area in consideration of the available information, and relevant standards and guidelines. The study will also provide a sound technical basis for any further flood risk management investigation in the area.


Community Consultation

Comprehensive consultation with the community for the duration of the project is required as it has an important role in all flood-related studies. The outcome goals for community consultation can be to:

  • Inform the community about the study
  • Identify community concerns
  • Gather information from the community by participation
  • Develop and maintain community confidence and collaboration with the study results
  • Seek input from the community

The outcomes of this project can help provide protection of you, your family and your property from flooding.

This may mean there are works undertaken in the future near your home or work, or you may have to incorporate flood compatible design into any future development. At the very least you will receive advice and information to assist you in making your home or work ‘flood safe’, or what to do during a flood event.


  • Currarong Creek Flood Study - Questionnaire

    Council is initially seeking community input into the Currarong Creek Flood Study via the below questionnaire. The questionnaire aims to understand how residents and businesses are impacted by flooding. 

    The survey opened on 14 December 2018 and will close on 18 January 2019

    Click on the "Complete Form" button below to find out more or commence the questionnaire.


    Council is initially seeking community input into the Currarong Creek Flood Study via the below questionnaire. The questionnaire aims to understand how residents and businesses are impacted by flooding. 

    The survey opened on 14 December 2018 and will close on 18 January 2019

    Click on the "Complete Form" button below to find out more or commence the questionnaire.


    Consultation has concluded