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30 July 2015
Wyong Shire Residents Encouraged To Share Stories For Flood Study
Wyong Shire Council is calling on residents and business owners within the Wallarah Creek catchment to provide information to help with a flood study for the area.
The flood study is the first step in assisting Council to better understand, plan and manage the risk of flooding across the catchment.
The catchment includes a number of residential, industrial and commercial properties in the Blue Haven, Doyalson, San Remo, Charmhaven, Lake Haven and Woongarrah areas.
Council’s Senior Planning Engineer, Mr Peter Sheath, said all the feedback collected will help Council prepare a flood study for the area.
“The study will include computer models and help us better understand the existing flooding issues within the Wallarah Creek catchment area,” Mr Sheath said.
Questionnaire To Residents This Week
“A questionnaire will hit letterboxes this week and we are encouraging the community to fill it out to the best of their knowledge.
“You may think the detail is small, but any details you provide will help us with the computer models to make sure flooding in the area is accurately represented.
“This study will also help us identify w
here flood mitigation measures may be best implemented across the catchment.”
Council’s Mayor, Doug Eaton OAM, is encouraging residents and businesses in the catchment area to take part in the survey.
“This study is the first step in reducing the impact of flooding across the community,” Mayor Eaton said.
“We all remember the recent storm in April and the June 2007 floods that affected our community.
“By sharing your stories with us on flooding in this catchment, we may be able to help protect our community against significant flood damage in the future.”
Local residents and businesses can get involved in the flood study by filling out the questionnaire that was sent out or share their stories online HERE
Wyong Shire Council
Phone: (02) 4350 5555
Fax: (02) 4351 2098
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Article compiled by Gaye Crispin, Coast Times