Help Council plan and manage potential flood risks in the Upper Cockle Creek catchment

Lake Macquarie City Council is undertaking a flood study of the Upper Cockle Creek catchment to better understand, plan and manage existing and future flood risks in the area.

The community is encouraged to help Council identify the nature of flooding in Edgeworth, West Wallsend, Barnsley, Holmesville, Glendale, Seahampton and Killingworth.

Council’s Manager Sustainability, Alice Howe, said Council is committed to building flood resistant communities across the City.

“There is a reasonably well-documented history of flooding in the Upper Cockle Creek catchment, which has caused significant damage in the past. Local knowledge of the catchment and personal experiences of flooding will help us to further understand and manage flooding in this catchment,” Dr Howe said.

You can contribute to this study by participating in the online survey, sharing your stories and photos, or by identifying areas of flooding on an interactive map.

Contributions close 12 February 2016.

Council has appointed a specialist in flood models and floodplain management to carry out the study.

This study will update earlier studies by using current flood modelling technology and more comprehensive survey data that has only recently become available.

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