Cessnock Council Studies Flood Areas

Filed under News ~ by Press on  4 Dec 2018

Flood Studies on Public Exhibition

Residents are being encouraged to view and provide feedback on two flood studies now on public exhibition.

The Draft Greta Flood Study provides information about flooding in the Anvil Creek catchment, which is located approximately 5km upstream from the township of Greta and extends downstream through Branxton to Council’s local government boundary with Singleton Council.

The Draft Wallis and Swamp-Fishery Creek Flood Study is also on exhibition. The catchment lies within the Maitland and Cessnock local government areas, covering a total of 400 square kilometres.

Council welcomes the exhibition of the draft documents as they mark the first stage in the floodplain management process. The information collected in these studies included a comprehensive technical investigation into flood behaviour in both the areas of study, looking at a range of flood events.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent thanked all the organisations and individuals involved in assisting Council to complete the draft studies.

Collecting the data and information for these documents is a major exercise. We appreciate the assistance from residents, the SES and the Office of Environment and Heritage.”

These documents are a positive step forward as they allow us to plan for the future and better understand the flood water in these areas.”

Residents are encouraged to make submissions before 5pm 19 January, 2019. The studies can be accessed at Council’s Administration Building, Cessnock City Library, Kurri Kurri Library and online at www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au  (PDF documents to download).

Verbal enquiries should be directed to Council’s Customer Service Team on 02 4993 4100.

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