Urbenville flood study

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Tenterfield Shire and Kyogle Councils have engaged engineering consultant BG&E to develop a Flood Study for Urbenville. The study is being undertaken with financial and technical assistance from Council and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) through the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program.
The Urbenville Flood Study will help us understand the likely flooding scenarios for the town of Urbenville including flooding from Tooloom Creek and from local catchments.

The Urbenville Flood Study will:

  • Develop flood models based on historic data and statistical analysis
  • Identify the areas of flood prone land to assist with flood planning and risk management
  • Establish the likely flood risk and flood hazard for properties in the study area
  • Develop flood mapping to assist in future planning and development
  • Provide flood intelligence to the NSW SES to assist in flood emergency response 

THE STUDY AREA:

THE FLOODPLAIN RISK MANAGEMENT PROCESS:

The Study is being prepared in line with NSW Government Policy and the Floodplain Risk Management Process. The process consists of 5 key stages. The Urbenville Flood Study will complete Stage 1 and 2 (Data Collection and Flood Study). Once complete, the findings of the Flood Study will enable Council to start to the next step in the Floodplain Risk Management process; that is consider measures to reduce impacts of flooding.

COMMUNITY QUESTIONNAIRE:

Your input provides useful information so that we can calibrate flood models to real-life flood data. It also allows us to focus the study on areas and issues that are a priority to the community. You can answer the questionnaire online at the link below.

CONTACTS:

Project Website:
www.bgeeng.com/FloodStudies/Urbenville
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Council: Melissa Blum
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