Drop-in sessions for Murrumbidgee Council - share your experience with flooding

Murrumbidgee Council is calling on all residents and business owners from Darlington Point and surrounding areas to provide information to assist with the preparation of a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the area.

The Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan will assess a range of potential measures that may help to manage flood risk with the resources available.

Council’s General Manager John Scarce said it is very important to use the knowledge and experience of our local community to help formulate the study and plan.

Mr Scarce said the local community is a valuable source of information and with everyone's input, we can make the plan as relevant and useful as possible.

“Shortly, a questionnaire about flooding will be mailed to households and businesses, with an online version also available on Council’s website.

“There will be an opportunity to submit any photos or records of floods that you may have experienced in the area as well,” he said.

Council has appointed consulting firm Catchment Simulation Solutions to prepare the Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.  

Council will also host two drop-in sessions on Thursday 28 November from 8.00-9.30 am and from 4.00-6.00 pm. They will be held at the Figtree Park in Stock Street, Darlington Point. 

At these sessions, the community will have the opportunity to talk to Council staff and the consultant one on one to share their flooding experiences.  They will be able to share their flooding experiences, offer advice and give details about what they believe is required to help with the project.

Council planning staff will also be available at the drop-in session for any members of the community who have other planning and development questions or issues.

The study and plan are the second stage of the Darlington Point Floodplain Management Project.

The first stage involved a detailed flood study for the Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point, which Council undertook in 2018. This study defined the existing flood behaviour in the area.

Further information will be released as the Darlington Point Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan progresses.

This project is partly funded through the Natural Disaster Resilience Program, which is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth and NSW Governments.   

Further information is available from tim.morrison@csse.com.au or by contacting Council on 1300 676 243 or emailing mail@murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au.