Hastings Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and the Department of Environment & Climate Change have commenced work on preparation of a Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan for the lower Hastings River Valley.
The primary aim of the project is to develop a range of strategies and measures that could be implemented to reduce the potential flood risk to people living in or adjacent to the floodplain.
Council's Environmental Engineer, Gordon Cameron said, "Council has sent out a brochure and questionnaire to residents seeking feedback on options that have been completed to-date. The brochure also outlines the steps involved in preparing and implementing the floodplain risk management plan.
"The brochure outlines a range of potential options that could be implemented to reduce existing flood damages, reduce the risk for loss of life and better manage the flood hazard. The strategies also need to consider the impact that future development may have on flood behaviour, Mr Cameron said.
"Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is interested to learn community views on the options that are being considered. In this regard, there may be other options that people believe should be considered.
"Council would appreciate if residents could complete the questionnaire in the centre of the brochure and return it to Council using the Reply Paid address provided, Mr Cameron said.
The due date for all questionnaires is 28 March 2009.
Want to know more? Visit our Hastings River Floodplain Risk Management - Survey webpage