Murrumburrah Flood Study Public Exhibition

9/10/2019
Council at its Ordinary Meeting on Wednesday 25 September 2019 considered a report on the Murrumburrah Flood Study and endorsed the draft study for public exhibition on the basis that it is an information document and noting existing flood risk in the Currawong Creek Catchment, which is also known locally as Murrimboola Creek.
 
Why we are asking for feedback
Council is seeking feedback from the community to further inform flood risks within the Murrumburrah area.  The study provides the information, and analysis of the existing flood risks. Flood modelling tools were developed that can be used by Council for decision-making about land-use planning, and future studies to access the effectiveness of potential measures to reduce flood risk.
 
The Murrumburrah Flood Study is one of a series of studies under a framework which is provided by NSW State Government’s Flood Policy.  This review includes the preparation of a Floodplain Risk Management Study, Floodplain Risk Management Plan and Implementation of the Plan. The outline of the process and further opportunities to participate are shown, for your reference, in the attached diagram.
 

 
About the Murrumburrah Flood Study
The Murrumburrah Flood Study covers the Currawong Creek and Cunningham Plains catchments, which are located in the South West Slopes area of NSW, approximately 125 km north-west of Canberra.  The study area includes the twin towns of Murrumburrah and Harden and adjacent rural areas.  The catchment lies within the Local Government Area (LGA) of Hilltops Council.
 
The work undertaken in this study includes:
  • preparing suitable models of the catchment and floodplain for use in a subsequent Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan;
  • estimating flood behaviour in terms of design flood levels, depths, velocities, flows and flood extents within the study area;
  • preparing maps of provisional hydraulic categories and provisional hazard categories;
  • preparing emergency response classifications; and
  • assessing the sensitivity of flood behaviour to potential climate change effects such as increases in rainfall intensities and sea level rise.
 
Where to get a copy of the Plan
The Study is available to view and download on the link below:
https://hilltops.nsw.gov.au/Council/About-the-council/Draft-Polices-Procedures-on-Display.aspx
Hard copies to view are also available at Hilltops Council Offices and Libraries in Boorowa, Harden and Young.
 
Where to send your Feedback
Submissions are to be received in writing to Locked Bag 5 YOUNG NSW  2594 or via email to submissions@hilltops.nsw.gov.au with ‘Murrumburrah Flood Study’ in the subject line. Submissions must be received by 12pm on 6 November 2019.
When making a submission you should be aware that details of the submission can be made publicly available as allowed by the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009
 
Public Consultation
A public consultation will be held on 22 October 2019 from 4:30pm at Hilltops Council Harden Chambers. All community members are welcome and invited to attend.
Further information 
Please contact Council’s Acting Manager of Major Project, Matthew Batley or Graduate Project Engineer, Yingying Xu on 1300 HILLTOPS (1300 445 586) or via email mail@hilltops.nsw.gov.au if you have any questions or require further information.