Residents or community members who have experienced or witnessed flood events in the Lower Shoalhaven Floodplain or Crookhaven River Catchments are encouraged to provide feedback to Shoalhaven City Council to assist with the next state of the Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the area.
Council has engaged a contractor, Cardno Pty Ltd, to assist with the preparation of the Lower Shoalhaven Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. This study will update the flood modelling to identify existing flooding behaviour within the catchment and will supersede the previous April 1990 Lower Shoalhaven River Flood Study by NSW Public Works Department, and the May 2008 Lower Shoalhaven Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan by Webb, McKeon and Associates.
Council has received financial support from the NSW State Floodplain Management program managed by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to undertake a flood investigation of the Shoalhaven River. Assistance provided under the NSW State Floodplain Management program is $2 from the Government for every $1 provided by the Council.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said the objective of this study is to improve understanding of flood behaviour and impacts and better inform management of flood risk in the study area considering the available information, and relevant standards and guidelines.
“The study will also provide a sound technical basis for any further flood risk management investigation in the area and is the first consultation step, with community workshops planned for 2019,” Clr Findley said.
“Individual Stories and community experiences play a valuable role in helping collect information about what happens when the river floods ."
"The survey that is available will also allow you to tell us about the flooding issues that are important to you and collection ideas on presences on how flood risk can be managed in the Lower Shoalhaven and Crookhaven River catchments."
Residents or community members looking help out can complete the survey online on Council’s Get Involved Page at https://getinvolved.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/review-of-the-lower-shoalhaven-floodplain-risk-management-study-and-plan