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Eden, Twofold Bay and Towamba River Flood Study

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:

  • Boydtown Creek flooding in the downstream reach
  • Shadrachs Creek flooding in the downstream reach
  • Nullica River flooding in the downstream reach
  • Towamba River flooding at Rocky Hall, New Buildings, Burragate and Towamba
  • Mataganah Creek flooding ay Wyndham and New Buildings

The study has also assessed the flood risk of local rainfall within the Eden township and the resulting creek, property and street drainage issues.

Have Your Say

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:

  • Tuesday 3rd December 4pm to 6pm at Towamba Hall, Towamba
  • Wednesday 4th December 4pm to 6pm at Eden Log Cabin, Bass Street Eden

You can provide feedback

  • at the drop-in sessions
  • by submitting online comments at the bottom of this page
  • by email
  • by post (PO Box 492, Bega NSW 2550).
Please submit your feedback by Friday 20 December 2019

Community Consultation Drop In

Your input is important, please join us at:

  • Towamba Hall, Towamba
    December 2019Tuesday 3

    between 4pm to 6pm
  • Eden Log Cabin, Bass Street, Eden
    Wednesday 4 December 2019
    between 4pm to 6pm

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