Have Your Say
Bega Valley Shire Council is undertaking a Flood Study for the foreshore area of Twofold Bay, Eden, Towamba River and surrounding areas. The study defines the current and future flood behaviour in this area.
The study, is being prepared to meet the objectives of the NSW State Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy. The study establishes the basis for subsequent floodplain management activities.
Under the State Policy, NSW Local Governments are responsible for identifying and managing the risk to life and property from flooding. One of the most important steps in this process is increasing our community’s awareness of flooding so people are better able to understand and plan for flood risks they face.
For most people, there will be no immediate change to their situation as a result of this study. However, property owners who are planning redevelopment of their property may need to take some additional steps as part of the consent process because flood-related development controls may apply. For example, the construction of new buildings may need to be set at or above suitable Flood Planning Levels to minimise flood risk.
The study assesses the flood risk of the foreshore and low-lying areas around Twofold Bay in the event of an ocean storm.
The flood risk resulting from rainfall on the catchments of creeks and rivers draining to Twofold Bay has also been assessed. The assessments include the following locations:
The study has also assessed the flood risk of local rainfall within the Eden township and the resulting creek, property and street drainage issues.
The Flood Study is currently a draft document and we would like your feedback. The draft documents can be downloaded from the Doucments on Exhibition area and hard copies are available to view at Bega Valley Shire Council libraries at Bermagui, Bega, Tura Beach and Eden. Hard copies will also be available at the Bega Valley Shire Council Adminstration Building, Zingel Place Bega, Towamba Public School and Rocky Hall Pre-School.
This online platform has lots of information about the project and provides an opportunity to ‘Have Your Say'. The project team will be available to discuss the draft findings with you at the following community information drop-in sessions:
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