Lower Bellinger and Kalang Rivers Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

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Implementation of the Plan

Inform the Bellingen Local Environmental Plans & Bellingen Shire Development Control Plan to ensure new development works are compatible with the potential impact of inundation from flood events and identify potential future flood mitigation works which may be progressed by Council to protect existing development and use.

Bellingen Shire Council is carrying out a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan under the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy. The primary objective of the Policy is to reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on owners and occupants of flood prone land and to reduce losses from flooding.

The Policy provides for technical and financial support by the State Government through four sequential stages:

1. Flood Study
Determine the nature and extent of the flood problem

2. Floodplain Risk Management Study
Evaluates management options for the floodplain in respect of existing and proposed development.

3. Floodplain Risk Management Plan
Formal adoption by Council of a plan of management for the floodplain.

4. Implementation of the Plan
Construction of flood mitigation works to protect existing development and use of Local Environmental Plans to ensure new development is compatible with the flood hazard.

The Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan is phase two and three of the four step process listed above The Study investigated mitigation options to reduce the impact of flooding over a range of floods of varying magnitudes

What's Already Happened?

This Floodplain Risk Management Study investigated appropriate flood management options A computer model has determined the extent and nature of flooding in the Study Area The study has revised the previous computer modelling done in the region and updated it with the latest information Mitigation options have been investigated.

How can I have my say?

You can review the Draft Lower Bellinger & Kalang Rivers Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan via the Document Library tab on the top left hand side of this page and provide your written submissions during the public exhibition phase, which is expected to close on Friday 25 June 2021.

Council is also organising for information sessions to allow for the public to raise specific questions to the consultant team who have prepared the Draft Lower Bellinger and Kalang Rivers Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. Two public sessions are scheduled:

- 8 June, 17:00, at the Urunga Literary Hall

- 9 June, 16:30, at Bellingen Council chambers

Consequently you are encouraged to review the Draft Lower Bellinger and Kalang Rivers Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan ahead of the information sessions.

You can provide your feedback via a submission in the following ways:

Following the exhibition period and the receipt of public comments, this matter will be reported back to Council including submissions for final adoption.

We value your feedback and appreciate any input you may have.

Closing date and time for submissions is 4:00pm, Friday 25 June 2021.

Implementation of the Plan

Inform the Bellingen Local Environmental Plans & Bellingen Shire Development Control Plan to ensure new development works are compatible with the potential impact of inundation from flood events and identify potential future flood mitigation works which may be progressed by Council to protect existing development and use.

Bellingen Shire Council is carrying out a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan under the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy. The primary objective of the Policy is to reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on owners and occupants of flood prone land and to reduce losses from flooding.

The Policy provides for technical and financial support by the State Government through four sequential stages:

1. Flood Study
Determine the nature and extent of the flood problem

2. Floodplain Risk Management Study
Evaluates management options for the floodplain in respect of existing and proposed development.

3. Floodplain Risk Management Plan
Formal adoption by Council of a plan of management for the floodplain.

4. Implementation of the Plan
Construction of flood mitigation works to protect existing development and use of Local Environmental Plans to ensure new development is compatible with the flood hazard.

The Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan is phase two and three of the four step process listed above The Study investigated mitigation options to reduce the impact of flooding over a range of floods of varying magnitudes

What's Already Happened?

This Floodplain Risk Management Study investigated appropriate flood management options A computer model has determined the extent and nature of flooding in the Study Area The study has revised the previous computer modelling done in the region and updated it with the latest information Mitigation options have been investigated.

How can I have my say?

You can review the Draft Lower Bellinger & Kalang Rivers Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan via the Document Library tab on the top left hand side of this page and provide your written submissions during the public exhibition phase, which is expected to close on Friday 25 June 2021.

Council is also organising for information sessions to allow for the public to raise specific questions to the consultant team who have prepared the Draft Lower Bellinger and Kalang Rivers Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. Two public sessions are scheduled:

- 8 June, 17:00, at the Urunga Literary Hall

- 9 June, 16:30, at Bellingen Council chambers

Consequently you are encouraged to review the Draft Lower Bellinger and Kalang Rivers Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan ahead of the information sessions.

You can provide your feedback via a submission in the following ways:

Following the exhibition period and the receipt of public comments, this matter will be reported back to Council including submissions for final adoption.

We value your feedback and appreciate any input you may have.

Closing date and time for submissions is 4:00pm, Friday 25 June 2021.