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Merimbula Lake and Back Lake Flood Study on public exhibition

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Merimbula Lake and Back Lake Flood Study on public exhibition

Monday 22 August 2016

Bega Valley Shire Council will work with the people from the Merimbula Lake and Back Lake catchment areas to finalise the draft Merimbula Lake and Back Lake Flood Study findings.

Project manager, Gary Louie, said the communities had already made a significant contribution to the current draft study findings during the May 2015 community survey and Council is hoping to continue the discussion now during the public exhibition of the draft report.

“Our aim is to inform the community about the draft study findings, identify concerns, gather information and opinions on the identified flood behaviour and maintain community confidence in the study results,” he said.

“As part of the public exhibition of the draft flood study, Council invites community members to attend one of the four drop-in information sessions in Merimbula for an opportunity for questions and to find out about the draft study findings.

“This will assist any residents who wish to make written submissions period which will assist the finalisation of the flood study report that will form a key input into any future floodplain risk management study or plan for Merimbula Lake and Back Lake,” Mr Louie said.

The community drop-in sessions will be held at Club Sapphire, Merimbula, on Wednesday, 24 August from 5pm to 7pm, Thursday, 25 August from noon to 2pm, Wednesday, 21 September from 5pm to 7pm and Thursday, 22 September from noon to 2pm.  Each session will involve a 10 minute project presentation with opportunity for questions and private discussion afterwards.  Check Council’s website or call 6499 2222 for more details.

The public exhibition period will run from Monday, 22 August until Friday, 30 September 2016. The draft flood study will be placed on Council’s “Have Your Say” webpage for comment during that time.

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