Bega Valley Shire Council is currently undertaking a Flood Study for the foreshore area of Twofold Bay, Eden, Towamba River and surrounding areas. The study will define the current and future flood behaviour in this area.
The study, which is being prepared to meet the objectives of the NSW State Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy, will establish the basis for subsequent floodplain management activities.
Under the State Policy, NSW Local Governments are responsible for identifying and managing the risk to life and property from flooding. One of the most important steps in this process is increasing our community’s awareness of flooding so that people are better able to understand and plan for the flood risks they face.
For most people, there will be no immediate change to their situation as a result of this study. However, property owners who are planning redevelopment of their property may need to take some additional steps as part of the consent process because flood-related development controls will apply. For example, the construction of new buildings will need to be set at or above suitable Flood Planning Levels to minimise flood risk.
The study will assess the flood risk of the foreshore and low-lying areas around Twofold Bay in the event of an ocean storm.
The flood risk resulting from rainfall on the catchments of creeks and rivers draining to Twofold Bay will also be assessed. However, these assessments will be focused on the following locations:
The study will also assess the flood risk of local rainfall within the Eden township and the resulting creek, property and street drainage issues.
Drop in sessions will be held at:
There will be further opportunities to be involved in the study at later stages. Please register your interest to be provided with project updates in the survey.
Bega Valley Shire Council
PO Box 492, Bega 2550
Council wishes to acknowledge the technical and financial assistance provided by the Office of Environment and Heritage and the Minister for Police and Emergency Services in facilitating the project.