Feedback sought for north Byron flood study

A study which predicts, maps and discusses flood behaviour for the entire Brunswick River catchment, including Marshalls Creek and Simpsons Creek, goes on display from Monday for community feedback.

The Draft North Byron Flood Study also addresses climate change effects and flood planning levels for a 100-year event, in order to assess future development.

Byron Shire Council’s flood and drainage engineer, James Flockton, said the flood mapping within the draft flood study includes flood levels, depths, hazard and velocities for a number of sized events.

‘Input was sourced from prior mapping plus input from local residents,’ Mr Flockton said.

Once finalised and funding has been obtained, council will use the flood study to develop a floodplain risk management study and plan for the Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads and Ocean Shores areas.

The study is on exhibition from 18 January and available at Council’s Mullumbimby offices, Ocean Shores and Brunswick Heads community access points and on Council’s website

Formal submissions should be lodged in writing by Monday, 29 February. They will be considered by council when adopting the study.

For further information Call Mr Flockton on 02 6626 7158.

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