Towradgi Creek Floodplain Risk Management Plan updated

July 4, 2023 9:22 am in by
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Wollongong City Council advises it has completed updated studies to assess the flood risk to people, private property, infrastructure, and public assets within the Towradgi Creek catchment area.

Council now has a revised plan to manage those risks, considering the updated rainfall and climate forecasts. It’s called the Towradgi Creek Floodplain Risk Management Plan and it was adopted in last week’s general council meeting. The plan includes the suburbs of Tarrawanna, Corrimal, East Corrimal, Towradgi and small pockets of Balgownie and Fernhill.

Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said this was an important milestone that will support appropriate flood risk management strategies to be put in place — such as development controls, emergency response measures, education, and infrastructure solutions — to benefit the residents and businesses in the catchment.

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