Flood planning for LT Creek

Consultation has concluded

Council adopted the LT Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan at its meeting on 23 April 2013. The Plan will assist Council in planning and managing existing and future flood risks.

This Flood Study and Floodplain Risks Management Plan focuses on the floodplain risks at Fassifern and Fennell Bay and the surrounding area.

The Plan identifies and assesses the flood management options available, potential economic or ecological costs and potential impacts of flooding on local properties. Community input into this study helped to identify folding issues and evaluate possible management options.

It ranks the various available flood risk management measures and provides recommendations and a guide for completion.

Some of the high-priority measures include:

  • Developing flood awareness programs;

  • improving flood warnings;

  • reviewing access for properties during a flooding event;

  • applying floor level controls to reduce flood damages; and

  • assessing sewerage systems to ensure safety during a flooding event.

Council adopted the LT Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan at its meeting on 23 April 2013. The Plan will assist Council in planning and managing existing and future flood risks.

This Flood Study and Floodplain Risks Management Plan focuses on the floodplain risks at Fassifern and Fennell Bay and the surrounding area.

The Plan identifies and assesses the flood management options available, potential economic or ecological costs and potential impacts of flooding on local properties. Community input into this study helped to identify folding issues and evaluate possible management options.

It ranks the various available flood risk management measures and provides recommendations and a guide for completion.

Some of the high-priority measures include:

  • Developing flood awareness programs;

  • improving flood warnings;

  • reviewing access for properties during a flooding event;

  • applying floor level controls to reduce flood damages; and

  • assessing sewerage systems to ensure safety during a flooding event.

Consultation has concluded
  • Valuable input from community information session

    almost 3 years ago
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    A Community Information Session was hosted on Wednesday 30 November from 6-9pm at the Charlton Christian College, Fassifern. View a summary of the powerpoint presentation.

    The session was attended by fifteen community members and two representatives of the NSW SES. Information on the study and Council's role in the project was presented, along with the findings of the 2011 LT Creek Flood Study.

    Community issues and concerns were discussed with the project team. The main concerns were potential dredging of the creek and possible impacts of flooding from the Newstan Colliery in the upstream area of the catchment.

    Overall, both...

    A Community Information Session was hosted on Wednesday 30 November from 6-9pm at the Charlton Christian College, Fassifern. View a summary of the powerpoint presentation.

    The session was attended by fifteen community members and two representatives of the NSW SES. Information on the study and Council's role in the project was presented, along with the findings of the 2011 LT Creek Flood Study.

    Community issues and concerns were discussed with the project team. The main concerns were potential dredging of the creek and possible impacts of flooding from the Newstan Colliery in the upstream area of the catchment.

    Overall, both staff and attendees were pleased with how the session was run and the outcomes. This session was a great opportunity for the team to listen to local concerns and potential management options.

  • Residents to provide input on LT Creek Flood Study

    almost 3 years ago
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    Residents to provide input on LT Creek Flood Study

    Lake Macquarie City Council is encouraging local residents to have their say on the LT Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.

    Council’s Manager Sustainability, Dean Chapman, said community consultation is an important feature of the study, which will help to identify community concerns and provide an opportunity to share previous flooding experiences.

    “The community’s ongoing involvement is integral to the flood planning process, so we encourage residents or businesses affected by flooding in these areas to have their say on the draft study and plan during the public exhibition period,”...

    Residents to provide input on LT Creek Flood Study

    Lake Macquarie City Council is encouraging local residents to have their say on the LT Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.

    Council’s Manager Sustainability, Dean Chapman, said community consultation is an important feature of the study, which will help to identify community concerns and provide an opportunity to share previous flooding experiences.

    “The community’s ongoing involvement is integral to the flood planning process, so we encourage residents or businesses affected by flooding in these areas to have their say on the draft study and plan during the public exhibition period,” Mr Chapman said.

    “We are particularly interested in receiving flood marks, photographs and records of damages from previous flood events from local residents to help formulate the final plan.”

    To help Council gather data in relation to flood history in the study area, residents in the flood study area are encourage to visit haveyoursaylakemac.com.au/LT-creek-flood-planning to complete an online survey and share their flooding story before Friday 19 November.

    The Study is aimed at meeting the objectives of the NSW State Government Flood Prone Land Policy and is funded by Council and the State Government’s Flood Risk Management Program.

    LT Creek Flood Study community information session

    Council invites the LT Creek community to attend an information session to discuss the potential impacts and management options for existing and future flooding in the catchment area.

    When: Wednesday 30 November, from 6–9pm

    Where: Charlton Christian College, 43 Fassifern Rd Fassifern

    RSVP online, by phone to 4921 0333 or email council@lakemac.nsw.gov.au