FloodFutures

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Flood management is something that affects us all and Wagga Wagga City Council is continuing a long-term conversation with the community regarding all aspects of flood management.

In recent history, sections of the community flooded in 2010, 2012 and 2016, and memories of floods large and small span decades for many residents.

FloodFutures is an ongoing discussion on how we as a community manage living on the floodplain. Your input is needed on plans, studies and projects as they are developed to ensure your voice informs decisions on flood protection, mitigation and management.

We're currently seeking expressions of interest for an independent peer review of the North Wagga component of the overall Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. Councillors passed a budget variation to cover the cost of this request on 27 July 2020.

If you need any extra information or have questions that aren't answered on the website, please email us at floodfutures@wagga.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 292 442.

Flood management is something that affects us all and Wagga Wagga City Council is continuing a long-term conversation with the community regarding all aspects of flood management.

In recent history, sections of the community flooded in 2010, 2012 and 2016, and memories of floods large and small span decades for many residents.

FloodFutures is an ongoing discussion on how we as a community manage living on the floodplain. Your input is needed on plans, studies and projects as they are developed to ensure your voice informs decisions on flood protection, mitigation and management.

We're currently seeking expressions of interest for an independent peer review of the North Wagga component of the overall Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. Councillors passed a budget variation to cover the cost of this request on 27 July 2020.

If you need any extra information or have questions that aren't answered on the website, please email us at floodfutures@wagga.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 292 442.

  • Proposed Levee Upgrade - Update

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    29 Aug 2013

    As a direct result of community feedback received during the exhibition of the levee upgrade concept designs, staff will now look to work with the community in investigating a number of alternatives to what was proposed.

    An update has been developed and is available here.

  • Drainage Improvement Works - North Wagga

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    29 Aug 2013

    Following from issues raised regarding poor drainage in North Wagga, Council have developed a program of works in one of the most impacted areas. Detailed survey and draft designs for a stormwater drainage works to address these drainage issues in the eastern area of North Wagga are now being finalised.

    Council staff met with the North Wagga Residents Association on 7 August 2013 to provide an overview of works.

    Residents who will be directly impacted by the drainage works will be contacted by letter once designs are finalised. This will be prior to construction works commencing. 

  • Office of Environment & Heritage Community Consultation

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    12 Feb 2013

    The Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH) are currently conducting 'drop-in' community information meetings across the region to gain community feedback on the proposal to increase environmental watering in the Murrumbidgee River.

    The OEH will be in Oura this afternoon (Tuesday 12 February 2013) at the Oura Community Centre from 4pm - 6pm and at the Collingullie Memorial Hall from 8am-10am tomorrow morning (Wednesday 13 February 2013). You can find out more about this consultation via the OEH website

  • Rating Tables Released

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    12 Feb 2013

    Council officers have recently received, from the NSW Office of Water, the revised rating tables for the Murrumbidgee River. The revised rating tables incorporate the December 2010 and March 2012 flood event data. Council officers are currently discussing the revised rating tables with Council’s modelling consultant.

    As advised at the community meetings, Council has been awaiting this information for incorporation into the detailed designs of the proposed levee upgrade and as further supporting data for our flood modelling.

    The revised rating tables will result in the 1 in 100 year flood level changing and as a result the flood modelling will need to be revised to determine a new design level of the upgrade of the levees. This information will then be utilised during the detailed design phase of the project to ensure that the levee systems are designed using the most up to date information available.

     

  • Community Meetings & New Forum Questions

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    22 Jan 2013
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    Community involvement and responses to FloodFutures, in particular, the proposed levee upgrade has been significant.

    Hundreds of people have come along to five community meetings across the local government area and submissions are starting to come in. On the FloodFutures website, there have been over 3,900 site visits and more than 2,300 document downloads. 

    With so many members of our community living and working on the floodplain it's important to ensure there is a diversity of experiences, views and opinions represented.

    Minutes from the Gumly Gumly. North Wagga, Central Wagga, Oura and Collingullie FloodFutures community meetings are available for your reference.

    Community opinion was varied with a number of important issues, concerns, experiences and ideas raised as part of the community meeting process.

    Strong themes to emerge from these meetings included:

    • Development on the floodplain
    • Alternatives to levees and,
    • Consideration for upgrading the Main City Levee only.

    These themes have been highlighted for further discussion on our forum and we encourage you to reference the community meeting minutes and have your say.

  • Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee

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    22 Jan 2013

    Council is currently seeking expressions of interest from community members for three vacant positions on the Wagga Wagga City Council Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee. This committee is made of represetnatives from Council Staff, Councillors, Emergency Services and the community. EOI's close on 8 February 2013. Further information and the application form can be found here.