Jillian Spring, Billinudgel.
I respond to the letter Flood disease affecting people’s thinking by Matthew Lambourne, Echonetdaily May 21.
I refute what he said and in particular in relation to rock walls at Readings Bay, the ‘other diseases’ and the attack on people trying to have flooding issues dealt with in the Marshalls Creek basin, that is to remove debris, clean Marshalls Creek, open old creek entrances, the massive rock wall that forms Readings Bay to be removed and the build up of sand there and an overall dealing with all issues.
In the Draft North Byron Flood Study Report, Glossary xiii: ‘Partial blockage of floodway areas would cause a significant redistribution of flood flows, or a significant increase in flood levels.’
Damage, stress, massive economic losses are at the stage now where people are saying – enough is enough. We want action.
Page 7: ‘Another form of structure present in the catchment that influences the flood behaviour is rock walls.
‘Figure 2.2: Shows the location of rock walls. These structures constrain the outflow of floodwater draining Marshalls Creek and the Brunswick River. The rock walls have been included in the flood model’s terrain.’
Page 108, 9.3.3: ‘Brunswick Heads … in a possible maximum flood event, the entrance is too narrow for the flood water to escape.’
I ask, has all been done to keep us safe? Do we question what has been done? Do we forget until the next flooding crisis comes? Are we trusting, assuming something is being done?