Lower Bellinger and Kalang Rivers Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

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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 will investigate mitigation options to reduce the impact of flooding over a range of floods of varying magnitudes.

What's Happening Now?

This Floodplain Risk Management Study will investigate appropriate flood management options. A computer model has determined the extent and nature of flooding in the Study Area. The first stage of the study was a revision on previous computer modelling done in the region and to update it with the latest information. Mitigation options will be assessed and we are seeking feedback from the community.

How can I have my say?

You can find out more information at https://www.wmawater.com.au/community-consultation/BK_FRMS , including draft reports and newsletters as they become available. A public exhibition of the study will take place when a draft is complete.

We will be posting information on this page as it becomes available.

We encourage everyone to provide comments and feedback on any aspect of the study. The local knowledge and personal experiences of residents and business operators are an important source of information.


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 will investigate mitigation options to reduce the impact of flooding over a range of floods of varying magnitudes.

What's Happening Now?

This Floodplain Risk Management Study will investigate appropriate flood management options. A computer model has determined the extent and nature of flooding in the Study Area. The first stage of the study was a revision on previous computer modelling done in the region and to update it with the latest information. Mitigation options will be assessed and we are seeking feedback from the community.

How can I have my say?

You can find out more information at https://www.wmawater.com.au/community-consultation/BK_FRMS , including draft reports and newsletters as they become available. A public exhibition of the study will take place when a draft is complete.

We will be posting information on this page as it becomes available.

We encourage everyone to provide comments and feedback on any aspect of the study. The local knowledge and personal experiences of residents and business operators are an important source of information.