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Council seeks community consultation for Flood Study

06 February 2017


Willoughby City Council is undertaking a study to develop a Floodplain Risk Management Plan for the Flat Rock Creek Catchment, in accordance with the NSW Government’s directive. 
 
To assist in building a picture of historic flood behaviour in the catchment, residents are invited to participate in an online survey at haveyoursaywilloughby.com.au by 5pm on Friday 17 February, 2017.
 
The information gathered will help to build community resilience towards flooding through informing better planning of development, emergency management and community awareness.
 
A Floodplain Management Committee will also be established, made up of relevant Council members, state government agencies and local community representatives. For further enquiries about volunteering on the Committee, please contact Willoughby City Council Email.  
 
“Council is committed to understanding the impact of flooding in our catchment areas, and how existing and future flood risks can be managed through improved warning and protection measures,” said Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles Gidney.
 
“Community feedback will play a vital role in building an accurate flood model of the catchment area and I encourage everyone with any knowledge of the area to participate in the online survey,” she said. 

Media Contact:
Rebecca Hill
Marketing and Events Manager
Phone: 9777 7703
Email: rebecca.hill@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au 

For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au