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Managing flood risk in your neighbourhood – Johnstons Creek catchment


Background

In 2016, Council engaged a consultant, WMA Water, to conduct the Johnstons Creek and Whites Creek flood study. The consultants investigated rainfall data and undertook computer-generated flood modelling to determine flood behaviour. They also used information gathered from property owners and residents which included survey responses, written accounts of flooding, plus videos and images of past storm events. This information was used to verify the results of the flood model.

What’s happening now?

The Johnstons Creek and Whites Creek flood study draft report is complete and on public exhibition. The study contains information about the nature of flood riskContinue reading

Background

In 2016, Council engaged a consultant, WMA Water, to conduct the Johnstons Creek and Whites Creek flood study. The consultants investigated rainfall data and undertook computer-generated flood modelling to determine flood behaviour. They also used information gathered from property owners and residents which included survey responses, written accounts of flooding, plus videos and images of past storm events. This information was used to verify the results of the flood model.

What’s happening now?

The Johnstons Creek and Whites Creek flood study draft report is complete and on public exhibition. The study contains information about the nature of flood risk in these catchments including the distribution, extent, depths, levels and velocity of floodwaters for a range of storm events. It also identifies properties which are flood affected.

Find out more


Venue & Address

Date

Time

Petersham Service Centre

2 – 14 Fisher Street, Petersham

22 March 2017

6:00pm to 7:30pm

30 March 2017

10:00am to 11:30am

11 April 2017

6:00pm to 7:30pm


Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback on the draft report and its findings by completing the submission form below.

Feedback closes on Sunday 16 April 2017

Next steps

All submissions received through the public exhibition will be reviewed and considered by Council officers and WMA Water. Any changes resulting from this will be included in the final flood study which will then be considered at a forthcoming Council meeting. Everyone who makes a submission will be notified of the outcome of the review of their property before the final flood study is presented to Council.

The study is the first step toward managing flooding in the Johnstons Creek and Whites Creek catchments. The next stage of the process is developing a plan for managing floods and Council is expecting to start this work in 2019.

Contact details

If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Hawken by phone on 9335 2246 or email.

This project is supported by the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program