Whites Creek and Gibbergunyah Creek flood studies on exhibition

21 March, 2013Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to view the draft Whites Creek Floodplain Risk Management Plan and the Gibbergunyah Creek Flood Study which went on public exhibition this week.

Both studies were prepared after Council called for local flood historical information.

The draft documents form part of Council’s Floodplain Risk Management Program which aims to reduce the impact of flooding on the community and help better prepare, predict and manage future flood events.

During the preparation of the studies, the merits of different mitigation options and their impact on flood risk were assessed.

For Whites Creek these options included:

• Flood modification measures (e.g. flood detention basins and drainage channel works);
• Property modification measures (e.g. development controls); and
• Flood response modification measures (e.g. community awareness and preparedness program).

For the Gibbergunyah Creek Flood Study, various flood scenarios were modelled and inundation maps produced which included the Probable Maximum. Management options for the Gibbergunyah Creek will be investigated as part of the next phase i.e. the Risk Management Study.

The draft plans for both studies can be viewed at Council’s Civic Centre at Moss Vale and Council’s libraries at Moss Vale, Bowral and Mittagong or online via www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/development/whats-on-public-exhibition.

Additional information on Gibbergunyah Creek Flood Study is also available at www.gibbergunyah.floodstudy.com.au.

Submissions must be received by Council no later than 4pm on Friday 17 May 2013 and be made in writing to:

Floodplain Study and Plan Submission
Wingecarribee Shire Council
PO Box 141, Moss Vale NSW 2577

For additional information, contact Council’s Floodplain & Stormwater Engineer, Sha Prodhan, on phone (02) 4868 0888 or via email at sha.prodhan@wsc.nsw.gov.au.