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February 28, 2021

Byron flood knowledge sought

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Byron Shire Council wants to hear from anyone who experienced flooding during the June 2005 and January 2012 flood events.

The information is being collected to help inform a flood study on the North Byron coastal creeks including the Brunswick River, Marshalls Creek and Simpsons Creek catchments.

Council’s infrastructure planning manager, Michael King, said information being sought includes photographs, location of the flood, water levels and date the flooding occurred.

‘Information from past floods will be used to calibrate a computer model that is being developed as part of the study,’ Mr King said.

Feedback from the community, he said, will ensure local knowledge is captured to help inform flood-risk management options.

The studies are being completed in conjunction with environmental consultants BMT WBM.

If you have any information that you think could be useful, contact Richard Sharpe, project manager from BMT WBM on (07) 3831 6744 or [email protected] by Friday 21 June.

When completed, the study will review all relevant council and state plans pertaining to land management, flood-risk management, rising sea levels, climate change and emergency management.

If you have previously provided information to Council, you do not need to provide it again.

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