Wrights Creek Flood Study

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Wrights Creek

A Floodplain Risk Management Study is currently being prepared examining flooding in the Wrights Creek Catchment.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has engaged specialist flood consultants WMAwater to investigate the flooding mechanisms and flood risk management in the Wrights Creek catchment. A Flood Study was completed in 2007 which identified areas of flood risk. This project will update the existing flood study to current conditions and include assessment of climate change scenarios.

Along with the update to the 2007 Flood Study, Council proposes to prepare a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan to address the existing and future flood problems within the Wrights Creek Catchment.

As part of the study, computer models will be established to determine the extent and nature of potential flooding in the catchment. The first stage of the Flood Study Update will collate and review all available information, and produce detailed information on the extent of flooding and flood hazard areas.

In the second stage, various mitigation measures including those identified by the community, where appropriate, will be assessed. The measures are aimed at managing the current and future flood risk in the Wrights Creek catchment and can be structural and planning measures or ‘response’ measures.

The results of this assessment will be presented in the Floodplain Risk Management Study. The best performing mitigation measures will be assessed in detail and presented during the third stage; The Floodplain Risk Management Plan.

A Community Newsletter has been compiled to provide more information about this plan.

The community will have the opportunity to provide suggestions for mitigation measures during Stage 2 of the Study. A public exhibition of the study will take place when a draft is complete.

A Floodplain Risk Management Study is currently being prepared examining flooding in the Wrights Creek Catchment.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has engaged specialist flood consultants WMAwater to investigate the flooding mechanisms and flood risk management in the Wrights Creek catchment. A Flood Study was completed in 2007 which identified areas of flood risk. This project will update the existing flood study to current conditions and include assessment of climate change scenarios.

Along with the update to the 2007 Flood Study, Council proposes to prepare a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan to address the existing and future flood problems within the Wrights Creek Catchment.

As part of the study, computer models will be established to determine the extent and nature of potential flooding in the catchment. The first stage of the Flood Study Update will collate and review all available information, and produce detailed information on the extent of flooding and flood hazard areas.

In the second stage, various mitigation measures including those identified by the community, where appropriate, will be assessed. The measures are aimed at managing the current and future flood risk in the Wrights Creek catchment and can be structural and planning measures or ‘response’ measures.

The results of this assessment will be presented in the Floodplain Risk Management Study. The best performing mitigation measures will be assessed in detail and presented during the third stage; The Floodplain Risk Management Plan.

A Community Newsletter has been compiled to provide more information about this plan.

The community will have the opportunity to provide suggestions for mitigation measures during Stage 2 of the Study. A public exhibition of the study will take place when a draft is complete.