Flood risk provisions open for comment

FLOODED: Woolgoolga resident Andy Boyden pictured in his flooded home in 2013.
FLOODED: Woolgoolga resident Andy Boyden pictured in his flooded home in 2013. Trevor Veale

A DRAFT plan aimed at reducing the risk of flooding in Woolgoolga will be opened to public comment.

The Draft Woolgoolga Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan to be displayed from September 2 to October 12 follows the completion of a flood study for Woolgoolga in 2012, which produced comprehensive flood modelling data.

Last year a series of community consultation activities were undertaken - including a questionnaire and public meetings - to seek local information on flood experiences from property owners, residents and businesses. Locals' views on future levels of development control were also sought.

The Draft Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan has used the modelling and mapping from the 2012 study and the information provided through the consultation as the basis for investigating the impacts of flooding and possible flood mitigation options.

Some mitigation options in the draft plan include:

  • Building levees;
  • Creating a flood detention area in an existing wetland;
  • Building a breakwater to provide a permanent open entrance to Woolgoolga Lake;
  • Improvements to drainage;
  • Voluntary property raising;
  • Flood-proofing of properties;
  • Education programs; and
  • Planning and development controls.

Topics:  coffs harbour city council flood mitigation woolgoolga

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