Wakool Shire Council has received a funding grant from the NSW Government to assist with the development of Floodplain Risk Management Plans for the townships of Barham, Murray Downs and Tooleybuc.
The NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy is aimed at providing solutions to existing flooding problems as well as ensuring that new development within flood prone areas is compatible with the prevailing flood risk and does not create additional problems.
Council has contracted consultants GHD to investigate river flooding impacts within the town areas at Barham, Murray Downs and Tooleybuc over the coming months and to assess floodplain management options. The findings will then be compiled into a Floodplain Risk Management Plan for each town.
To date, flood studies for each town have been finalised and will assist to inform the Flood Plan process. These can be downloaded below:
The Fact Sheets at the bottom of the page contain additional information about the Plans, along with a questionnaire and details of community forums. Council encourages residents to provide input where they can.
The community forums will provide residents with an opportunity to speak to the consultant’s project manager and members of the FRMC in regards to any aspects of the project:
4.00 to 7.00 pm,
Tuesday 28 July 2015
Bridge Keeper’s Cottage
Murray St, Tooleybuc
4.00 to 6.30 pm,
Wednesday 29 July 2015
Riverside Reception Room, Barham
4.00 to 7.00 pm,
Thursday 30 July 2015
Top Lounge, Murray Downs Golf and Country Club
flood plan fact sheet BARHAM july 2015 (PDF) (1.79 MB)
flood plan fact sheet MURRAY DOWNS july 2015 (PDF) (1.22 MB)
flood plan fact sheet TOOLEYBUC july 2015 (PDF) (1.39 MB)