Survey 4: Have Your Say on the proposed actions and how they will work
Five core actions are proposed to protect Marks Point and Belmont South from flooding and tidal inundation and make them 'adapted communities'. They are explained in the fourth Planning for Future Flood Risks community newsletter which includes information on the timing of actions.
In all, there are 22 recommended adaptation actions and 17 that didn't make the cut.
How were the adaptation actions chosen?
In April 2014 residents formed a Community Working Group to collaborate with Council to assess all the possible actions suggested by the community to reduce the risk of current and future flooding and tidal inundation in Marks Point and Belmont South resulting from rising lake levels. Each of the 39 proposed actions were assessed using four simple “show-stopper” criteria:
After 12 meetings, 22 actions were identified that met these criteria. Five actions form the basis of a strategy that will protect Marks Point and Belmont South from future flooding and rising lake levels. Together, all 22 actions will form the Marks Point and Belmont South Local Adaptation Plan.
Tell us what you think
We'd like to hear what you think of the proposed adaptation actions. Talk to Council staff and members of the Community Working Group at
one of our community drop-in sessions or submit your feedback online below.
Your feedback will help us prepare the Marks Point and Belmont South Local Adaptation Plan. There will be further opportunities to have your say when the Plan is publicly exhibited later this year. Local Adaptation Plans will be prepared for other areas over time.
The proposed adaptation actions will help Council and the community:
- manage the risks of current and future flooding and future tidal inundation as a result of rising lake levels;
- provide certainty about future development in Marks Point and Belmont South; and
- address issues of insurance affordability.