Towradgi Creek Catchment Flood Study

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As part of our commitment to managing flood and stormwater in our region, we’re working on a flood study for the Towradgi Creek catchment. The updated Study explains the ways flooding happens in the Towradgi Creek catchment, located in Tarrawanna, Corrimal, East Corrimal and Towradgi.

We’ll be sharing the report with the community during the public exhibition from 9 September to 8 October 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: Tuesday 17 September 2019, drop in anytime between 5pm - 7pm
Where: Towradgi Surf Lifesaving Club, Cnr Marine Pde & Murranar Rd, Towradgi

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 Corrimal Library until Tuesday 8 October, with copies of the Frequently Asked Questions (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 Towradgi 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 8 October 2019.

As part of our commitment to managing flood and stormwater in our region, we’re working on a flood study for the Towradgi Creek catchment. The updated Study explains the ways flooding happens in the Towradgi Creek catchment, located in Tarrawanna, Corrimal, East Corrimal and Towradgi.

We’ll be sharing the report with the community during the public exhibition from 9 September to 8 October 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: Tuesday 17 September 2019, drop in anytime between 5pm - 7pm
Where: Towradgi Surf Lifesaving Club, Cnr Marine Pde & Murranar Rd, Towradgi

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 Corrimal Library until Tuesday 8 October, with copies of the Frequently Asked Questions (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 Towradgi 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 8 October 2019.

Consultation has concluded
  • Towradgi Creek Flood Study (2019) adopted by Council on 9 December 2019

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    6 months ago
    The Towradgi Creek Flood Study (2019) was finalised following the public exhibition and a report went to Council at the meeting on 9 December 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 made a submission. Your contribution to Council's management of flood risk is highly valued.

    The Towradgi Creek Flood Study (2019) was finalised following the public exhibition and a report went to Council at the meeting on 9 December 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 made a submission. Your contribution to Council's management of flood risk is highly valued.
  • Community input

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    6 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, 9 September to 8 October 2019, Council sent letters to more than 2,400 residents and property owners in the catchment area inviting them to learn more about the Study. 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...

    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, 9 September to 8 October 2019, Council sent letters to more than 2,400 residents and property owners in the catchment area inviting them to learn more about the Study. 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 Corrimal Library, and at the information session at Towradgi Surf Lifesaving Club on 17 September 2019. They were also included on this project webpage. A notice of the exhibition was published in the Advertiser on 18 September 2019. The community was invited to provide feedback via this webpage, Council's Customer Service Centre and at the community information session.

    The drop-in information session was attended by 43 community members and there were 10 submissions, including one from Endeavour Energy.

    Feedback themes related to queries about whether the Study had considered the impacts of new and proposed developments, such as increased run-off from surface sealing and vegetation removal, silting, and the plan to realign the creek as part of the proposed Corrimal Cokeworks development. A request was made for the stormwater easement between two properties in Caldwell Ave Tarrawanna to be enclosed with a pipe because of a perceived safety risk. Returning the outlet of Towradgi Creek to its original/historic location was suggested, as it was thought this would remove the need for Council to periodically ‘open’ the entrance and alleviate the build-up of sand that washes into the rock pool from the northern side. A request was made to be notified of the report going to Council for adoption. There were calls for more regular clearing of vegetation and debris from various creek and pipes due to current and ongoing build-up, or overgrown weeds. Endeavour Energy’s focus was on the future Floodplain Risk Management Study and mitigating risks to the electricity distribution network.