Have your say on flood management

Published: 30 May 2018 11:07am

Have your say on flood management - 20 March 2015

More than 200 members of the Wagga Wagga community have been given an update on the future of flood management over the past fortnight.

Information sessions were held for the Oura, Gumly Gumly, North Wagga, East Wagga and Eunony areas, before a general update on Thursday for the CBD and the remainder of the community.

Each meeting covered the detailed investigation and design process for the Main City and North Wagga levee upgrade project and alternative flood management options for North Wagga, which were put forward by the community in the past.

With the six sessions complete, Mayor of the City of Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall is calling all residents and businesses to complete two surveys to help best inform Council before a decision is made in July.

“We’re talking about people’s homes and people’s livelihoods – this is an issue my fellow Councillors and I take very seriously,” Cr Kendall said.

“We as a community are working towards a decision that will impact us all for decades to come and we must get it right.

“I urge everyone to complete the two surveys and make sure everyone’s voice is heard as these flood management options will impact us all in different ways.”

The first survey covers the detailed levee design for a 1 in 100 Main City levee and a 1 in 20 North Wagga levee, while the other focuses on all flood management options for North Wagga.

The detailed levee designs are being undertaken by NSW Public Works and are based on extensive flood modelling and detailed investigations carried out over the past six months.

For more information and to access the surveys, visit www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/floodsurvey. New Your Say Wagga users will need to register to complete the surveys. The surveys are open until Sunday 3 May.

If you have no access to the internet or require help to complete the survey, contact Council’s Community Engagement Officer Lauren Fitzgerald on 1300 292 442 or communityengagement@wagga.nsw.gov.au.