Minnegang Creek Catchment Flood Study

Consultation has concluded

As part of our commitment to managing flood and stormwater in our region, we’re working on a flood study for the Minnegang Creek catchment. This Study explains the ways flooding happens in the Minnegang Creek catchment, in the Lake Heights area.

We’ll be sharing the report with the community during the public exhibition from 26 August to 23 September 2019. Come along to our drop-in community information session where the floodplain engineers working on the Study will be available to answer your questions. There’s no formal presentation as such. Instead, we’ll have the report available for viewing, display stands showing flood mitigation projects, flood modelling maps and a short flood modelling video to help explain how and where it can flood in this catchment. This is a drop-in session, so you can come in at any time.

When: Saturday 7 September 2019, drop in anytime between 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Where: Warrawong Community Centre, 7-9 Greene Street, Warrawong

If you’d like to attend and have accessibility or mobility requirements, or need an interpreter, please contact us to let us know how we can support your attendance.

If you’d like to learn more but are unable to attend a session, the Report will also be available to view at Warrawong Library until Monday 23 September, with copies of the FAQ, feedback forms and reply-paid envelopes available for people to take.

Read the FAQ, draft Report and have a look at the Floodplain Risk Management Process diagram to learn more about the Study, how we manage flood risk and what we will use the flood study information for, then share your feedback online with the project team.

Following our conversations with the community, the Minnegang Creek Flood Study will go to Council for adoption. After that, we can start working on a Floodplain Risk Management Study that looks at what the risks and damages from floods might be, and what we could do to mitigate (reduce) those risks. We’ll again be inviting the community to contribute to that process when the time comes.

Feedback closes on 23 September 2019.

As part of our commitment to managing flood and stormwater in our region, we’re working on a flood study for the Minnegang Creek catchment. This Study explains the ways flooding happens in the Minnegang Creek catchment, in the Lake Heights area.

We’ll be sharing the report with the community during the public exhibition from 26 August to 23 September 2019. Come along to our drop-in community information session where the floodplain engineers working on the Study will be available to answer your questions. There’s no formal presentation as such. Instead, we’ll have the report available for viewing, display stands showing flood mitigation projects, flood modelling maps and a short flood modelling video to help explain how and where it can flood in this catchment. This is a drop-in session, so you can come in at any time.

When: Saturday 7 September 2019, drop in anytime between 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Where: Warrawong Community Centre, 7-9 Greene Street, Warrawong

If you’d like to attend and have accessibility or mobility requirements, or need an interpreter, please contact us to let us know how we can support your attendance.

If you’d like to learn more but are unable to attend a session, the Report will also be available to view at Warrawong Library until Monday 23 September, with copies of the FAQ, feedback forms and reply-paid envelopes available for people to take.

Read the FAQ, draft Report and have a look at the Floodplain Risk Management Process diagram to learn more about the Study, how we manage flood risk and what we will use the flood study information for, then share your feedback online with the project team.

Following our conversations with the community, the Minnegang Creek Flood Study will go to Council for adoption. After that, we can start working on a Floodplain Risk Management Study that looks at what the risks and damages from floods might be, and what we could do to mitigate (reduce) those risks. We’ll again be inviting the community to contribute to that process when the time comes.

Feedback closes on 23 September 2019.

Consultation has concluded
  • Minnegang Creek Flood Study (2019) adopted by Council on 28 October 2019

    4 months ago
    The Minnegang Creek Flood Study (2019) was finalised following the public exhibition and a report went to Council at the meeting on 28 October 2019. Councillors resolved unanimously to adopt the Study.
    The Study will inform land use planning, planning certificates and be used for the development of a floodplain risk management study and plan.

    Read the Business Paper and meeting minutes on Council's website for more information.

    Thank you to all who attended the information session. Your interest in Council's management of flood risk is highly valued.

    The Minnegang Creek Flood Study (2019) was finalised following the public exhibition and a report went to Council at the meeting on 28 October 2019. Councillors resolved unanimously to adopt the Study.
    The Study will inform land use planning, planning certificates and be used for the development of a floodplain risk management study and plan.

    Read the Business Paper and meeting minutes on Council's website for more information.

    Thank you to all who attended the information session. Your interest in Council's management of flood risk is highly valued.
  • Community input

    4 months ago

    Council’s engagement team worked collaboratively with a technical consultant to share the draft Study with the community and key stakeholders. During the public exhibition period, 26 August to 23 September 2019, Council sent letters to more than 800 residents and property owners in the catchment area inviting them to learn more about the Study. Customer service information was included in the three most commonly-spoken languages in this area other than English; Macedonian, Italian and Arabic. The additional information let the community know that Council and the National Relay Service could provide language assistance if needed. Emails with this information were...

    Council’s engagement team worked collaboratively with a technical consultant to share the draft Study with the community and key stakeholders. During the public exhibition period, 26 August to 23 September 2019, Council sent letters to more than 800 residents and property owners in the catchment area inviting them to learn more about the Study. Customer service information was included in the three most commonly-spoken languages in this area other than English; Macedonian, Italian and Arabic. The additional information let the community know that Council and the National Relay Service could provide language assistance if needed. Emails with this information were sent to community, education, Register of Interest (flood), business, government and emergency services’ stakeholders. The information was also available at Council’s Customer Service Centre. Copies of the draft report, a Frequently Asked Questions sheet and Feedback Form were made available at Warrawong Library, and at the information session at Warrawong Community Centre on 7 September 2019. They were also included on this project webpage, which also includes a Google Translate feature to assist with online translation. Notices of the exhibition were published in the Advertiser on 28 August and 4 September 2019. The community were invited to provide feedback via this webpage, Customer Service Centre and at the community information session.

    There were no submissions, however some comments were provided at the drop-in information session which was attended by a total of 9 community members, including NSW State Emergency Service volunteers and a floodplain committee member.

    Feedback themes related to general interest about flood risk in the catchment. There was interest in the flood gates at the entrance of Warrawong Mall and in Council’s proposal to manage erosion of the creek at Denise St, Lake Heights. Photos were provided of this creek area. There was some understanding of the risk of flooding to people’s properties, with an interest in finding out further details specific to individual properties and what Council might do to reduce the risk. There was discussion on the next steps of the floodplain management process, which was to look at possible options to alleviate flooding e.g. creek modification and Voluntary House Raising or Voluntary Purchase in some cases where properties were quite severely flood-affected and where nominated criteria were met. Experiences of historical flooding were shared.