First meeting of Community Working Group held in Belmont

A Community Working Group that will explore options for managing flood risks in Marks Point and Belmont South met
for the first time last night.

Council’s Manager Integrated Planning, Sharon Pope, said last night’s positive session was the first of at least four meetings for the working group.

“It was great to see this group take another step in the process of developing a draft adaptation plan for their area.”

The group, consisting of 24 residents from the Marks Point Belmont South community, worked  together on a number of workshop activities where they took a closer look at the project’s draft objectives and criteria.

“Council used feedback collated from previous workshops, community meetings and online surveys to develop the draft objectives and criteria,” Sharon said.

“The group were then asked to test these draft objectives and criteria by applying them to one of the management options suggested by their community,” Sharon said.

“Trialling the objectives and criteria shows us we are generally on the right track so this means we can move forward when we meet again next month to focus more on the management options designed to reduce flood risk.”

The group will meet again on 19 June. If you are interested in becoming a member of the group, call 4921 0333 or email

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