North Brother local catchments flood study

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A Floodplain Risk Management Study is currently being prepared examining flooding in the North Brother Local Catchments.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has engaged consultants Jacobs Group Australia to investigate the flooding mechanisms and flood risk management in the North Brother Local Catchments. The focus of the study is to understand the behaviour of local catchment flash flooding from North Brother Mountain and the flood risk that it poses to the community. This will assist Council to develop measures to manage the impact of flooding and guide strategic planning for future development of the area. It includes areas of the villages of Laurieton, West Haven, Lakewood, Kew and Deauville.

An integral part of the study process is community consultation and involvement. This element of the process aims to inform the community of the study and invite residents to provide information on their views and experiences with flooding in the area.

Over the past seven months, Jacobs have been diligently building a digital catchment model of the North Brother Mountain and all downstream urban areas. The model has been prepared based on detailed survey data, aerial photographs, development records and known rainfall / river levels.

The feedback received from the community during the survey undertaken during November to December 2017 was very detailed and has allowed Jacobs to calibrate the model against known recent major rainfall events during April 2008 and March 2013.

Prior to proceeding to the next stage of this key stormwater project Council is again seeking community feedback on the extent and accuracy of the flood model developed.

In this regard, Council is hosting two Community drop-in information sessions at the Laurieton Library, Laurie St, Laurieton on Saturday 25 August and Wednesday 29 August between 9:30am and 11:30am.

At these two sessions, representatives of Jacobs will be displaying the flood mapping generated for the modelled storm events and are seeking feedback on the accuracy of the plotted results and any omissions/variances between what is modelled and what you have witnessed.

This process is very important to the remainder of this project in that the accuracy of the model developed at this stage will largely determine the quality of the Flood Study and any identified remedial works outcomes.

You can also provide feedback on the Model Calibration Report which can be viewed in our document library (to the right or below if viewing this page on a mobile device) by providing a letter with your comments or responding to the survey under the submissions tab below before 5:00pm 3 September, 2018

If you would like to discuss any aspects of this questionnaire, please call Port Macquarie Hastings Council on (02) 6581 8111 or email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

The information that you provide will improve the flood model being developed.

A Floodplain Risk Management Study is currently being prepared examining flooding in the North Brother Local Catchments.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has engaged consultants Jacobs Group Australia to investigate the flooding mechanisms and flood risk management in the North Brother Local Catchments. The focus of the study is to understand the behaviour of local catchment flash flooding from North Brother Mountain and the flood risk that it poses to the community. This will assist Council to develop measures to manage the impact of flooding and guide strategic planning for future development of the area. It includes areas of the villages of Laurieton, West Haven, Lakewood, Kew and Deauville.

An integral part of the study process is community consultation and involvement. This element of the process aims to inform the community of the study and invite residents to provide information on their views and experiences with flooding in the area.

Over the past seven months, Jacobs have been diligently building a digital catchment model of the North Brother Mountain and all downstream urban areas. The model has been prepared based on detailed survey data, aerial photographs, development records and known rainfall / river levels.

The feedback received from the community during the survey undertaken during November to December 2017 was very detailed and has allowed Jacobs to calibrate the model against known recent major rainfall events during April 2008 and March 2013.

Prior to proceeding to the next stage of this key stormwater project Council is again seeking community feedback on the extent and accuracy of the flood model developed.

In this regard, Council is hosting two Community drop-in information sessions at the Laurieton Library, Laurie St, Laurieton on Saturday 25 August and Wednesday 29 August between 9:30am and 11:30am.

At these two sessions, representatives of Jacobs will be displaying the flood mapping generated for the modelled storm events and are seeking feedback on the accuracy of the plotted results and any omissions/variances between what is modelled and what you have witnessed.

This process is very important to the remainder of this project in that the accuracy of the model developed at this stage will largely determine the quality of the Flood Study and any identified remedial works outcomes.

You can also provide feedback on the Model Calibration Report which can be viewed in our document library (to the right or below if viewing this page on a mobile device) by providing a letter with your comments or responding to the survey under the submissions tab below before 5:00pm 3 September, 2018

If you would like to discuss any aspects of this questionnaire, please call Port Macquarie Hastings Council on (02) 6581 8111 or email: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

The information that you provide will improve the flood model being developed.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    North Brother local catchments Model Calibration Report Submission

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission will be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 3 September 2018.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission will be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 3 September 2018.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

    Consultation has concluded