Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan adopted

18 Jun 2019

Wagga Wagga City Council has resolved to adopt the Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan at the 26 March 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting.

The Draft Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan was amended following submissions received during the Public Exhibition period that ran from 24 October 2017 to 6 December 2017.

During the public exhibition period, Council received 439 submissions, including:

· 397 submissions - Proforma

· 29 submissions - Individual

· 13 submissions – Online

“We would like to thank everyone who went to the effort of attending a drop-in session to learn more about the study and plan and everyone who took the time to make a submission,” Mayor of City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said.

“This is one of Council’s most important documents and we look forward to progressing with the recommended floodplain risk management measures.”

The Wagga Wagga Revised Floodplain Risk Management Study includes a full assessment of the existing flood risk in the catchment, including flood hazard across the study area, overfloor flooding of residential, commercial and industrial properties, identification of known flooding issues and hotspots, and emergency response during a flood event.

The study also assesses various measures aimed at managing this flood risk against a range of criteria, and from this assessment the Revised Floodplain Risk Management Plan recommends risk management measures.

Council will now make an application under the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program to undertake a North Wagga Flood Mitigation Options Feasibility Study.

The feasibility study will investigate and compare the Voluntary House Raising & Voluntary Purchase Scheme, with the North Wagga Levee Upgrade to a 5% AEP level of protection. It will also assess the feasibility of a combined approach of both the levee upgrade and the voluntary house raising and purchasing.


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