Council seeks community assistance to help manage for future flood risks

almost 4 years ago

Lake Macquarie City Council is encouraging residents to have their say on how Council manages future flood risks around the Jewells Wetland catchment and the Winding Creek and Lower Cockle Creek catchments.

Council’s Acting Manager Sustainability, Dean Chapman, said Council is asking the community to provide feedback on draft Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Risk Management Plans for both catchments, to help build more flood resilient communities across the City.

“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 studies and plans during the public exhibition period,” Mr Chapman said.

“Once finalised and adopted by Council, the plans will be used by Council to better manage flood risks and mitigate damage from floods within these areas.”

The draft Floodplain Risk Management Studies identify a number of management measures that can be used to reduce future flood risks in each catchment. The draft Floodplain Risk Management Plans identify the preferred options considered most appropriate to manage risk and recommendation for adoption by Council.

Jewells Wetland

The Jewells Wetland catchment includes Scrubby Creek, Crokers Creek and Johnson Creek tributaries, and covers parts of Mount Hutton, Tingira Heights, Windale, Gateshead, Bennetts Green, Redhead and Jewells.

To view a copy of the draft Jewells Wetland Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan and provide feedback, go here, or visit Lake Mac Libraries’ Windale, Charlestown or Belmont branches, or Council’s Administration Building at Speers Point. Council will be hosting a drop-in information session for residents of the Jewells catchment at the Sanctuary Holiday Park on Tuesday 7 June from 1pm.

Winding Creek and Lower Cockle Creek

The Winding Creek and Lower Cockle Creek catchments include part of the suburbs of Edgeworth, Cardiff, Argenton, Glendale and Boolaroo.

To view a copy of the draft Winding Creek and Lower Cockle Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan and provide feedback, go to here or visit Lake Mac Libraries Cardiff or Edgeworth branches or Council’s Administration Building at Speers Point. Council will be hosting drop-in information sessions for residents of the Winding Creek and Lower Cockle Creek catchments at Cardiff Library on Tuesday 21 June from 10am-noon, at Edgeworth Town Square on Thursday 23 June from 3.30-5.30pm and at Stockland Glendale (outside Target) on Saturday 25 June from 9am-2pm.

Submissions close 25 July 2016.



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