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Stories about "Flood Management Strategy":
The impact of flooding on residents and businesses in Byron Shire is significant. The future development of business areas and residential housing will have a lasting impact on how flooding affects everyone, and this is your chance to comment.
Byron Shire Council have received much-needed state government funds for a North Byron Floodplain Risk Management Study, questions have been raised as to whether preventive disaster preparation should be the focus of governments rather than simply disaster relief.
Ballina Shire councillors have baulked at estimates that raising services, roads and land with fill could cost up to a billion dollars. Instead the council will examine other flood mitigation options such as levees, pumps and floodgates.