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Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from residents into its new Coastal Creeks Floodplain Risk Management Study and wants to hear from community organisations within the study area (from South Kingscliff to Wooyung and inland to Burringbar-Mooball).

Individuals are also invited to participate and can do so via the council’s online submission system.

The issues that the council would most like to hear about are:

  • emergency response issues experienced in previous events, and how this could be improved
  • previous flood damage experienced in previous events, and how this could be minimised
  • the level of flood awareness, and how this could be improved
  • flood modification options (structural options such as levees and drainage) that should be investigated
  • current development controls and how they could be improved
  • other property controls such as voluntary purchase or house raising that should be investigated
  • environmental, social and economic implications of past or future floods
  • riverbank treatments and riparian vegetation projects and their usefulness
  • the potential impacts of climate change because of increased sea levels and increased rainfall intensities, and how these impacts should be addressed
  • the implications of future development on the floodplain.

 


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