What has the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee recommended?
Two major options that have been recommended for inclusion in the revised study and plan are to:
· Complete a feasibility study to investigate a Voluntary House Raising and Voluntary Purchase Scheme for the Wagga Wagga study area
· Complete a feasibility study to further investigate an upgrade of North Wagga Levee to 1 in 20 year level of protection with access upgrade to Hampden Avenue and conveyance improvements through Wilks Park.
Are there other flood mitigation measures recommended for inclusion in the revised study and plan?
Yes. Other flood mitigation measures recommended for inclusion in the draft revised study and plan include:
· Long-term infrastructure upgrades to improve access between Wagga Wagga, Oura and Gumly Gumly via Oura Road, Wiradjuri Bridge and the Sturt Highway
· Targeted vegetation management activities
· Improved flood response strategies
· Flood-related planning policiesRead more about these in the draft revised document.
In terms of flood management, what else is happening in the Local Government Area?
Flood management affects all Wagga Wagga residents, and, Wagga Wagga City Council is committed to working towards long-term actions and conversations with the community about all aspects of flood management.
In addition to the draft revised Wagga Wagga Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan, the following flood management projects and studies are either underway or in progress:
· Stage 1 Main City Levee upgrade – www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/levee
· Stage two of the Wagga Wagga Major Overland Flow Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
· Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plans for Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty. Funding for these individual studies was successful received through the Floodplain Grants Scheme in August 2017
What happens after the submission period closes?