Seymour Flood Levee 2019

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This stage of consultation has concluded.

Aerial photo with levee location around Emily and Tallarook Street marked.

Mitchell Shire Council is inviting the community to give their feedback on the proposed flood levee on the Goulburn River which would protect Seymour from a large-scale flood event.

We want to determine if the project should progress or not.

In order to make an informed decision, we are currently consulting with the wider community to understand the level of support for a flood levee for Seymour.

Community members

If you are a community member and would like to provide input, please take our survey here or attend a drop in session.

Landowners

Letters have been sent to benefitting landowners. If you have received a letter, please follow the instructions in your letter and provide input via the landowner survey.

Surveys close 5pm, 25 October.

Mitchell Shire Council is inviting the community to give their feedback on the proposed flood levee on the Goulburn River which would protect Seymour from a large-scale flood event.

We want to determine if the project should progress or not.

In order to make an informed decision, we are currently consulting with the wider community to understand the level of support for a flood levee for Seymour.

Community members

If you are a community member and would like to provide input, please take our survey here or attend a drop in session.

Landowners

Letters have been sent to benefitting landowners. If you have received a letter, please follow the instructions in your letter and provide input via the landowner survey.

Surveys close 5pm, 25 October.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    You can provide input by taking the survey online here. You can also attend one of the drop in sessions or take a hard copy survey available at the Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre. 

    About the survey
    Large areas of Seymour are built on the Goulburn River Floodplain and the township of Seymour has a long history of damaging flood events. 

    In the event of a 1-in-100 year flood event, the levee would provide protection to over 300 properties, including the hospital and police station.

    Council’s planning and investigative works estimate the levee would cost around $20

    You can provide input by taking the survey online here. You can also attend one of the drop in sessions or take a hard copy survey available at the Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre. 

    About the survey
    Large areas of Seymour are built on the Goulburn River Floodplain and the township of Seymour has a long history of damaging flood events. 

    In the event of a 1-in-100 year flood event, the levee would provide protection to over 300 properties, including the hospital and police station.

    Council’s planning and investigative works estimate the levee would cost around $20 million. Council has already secured $6 million of government funding and continues to advocate to close the shortfall in funding.

    Given the current funding gap and Council’s ongoing advocacy for project funding, Council wants to determine if the project should progress or not. 

    In order to make an informed decision, we are currently consulting with the wider community to understand the level of support for a flood levee for Seymour.

    We are also engaging with landowners who would receive a flood protection benefit from the proposed levee, on whether or not they would be willing to contribute funding for the levee if no further funds can be contributed by other levels of Government.

    Benefitting landowners have been sent a letter detailing how they are able to have their say on the levee as well as potential funding options at the landowner survey site.

    To find out if you are a landowner of a property that would receive a flood protection benefit from the levee, you can view the flood protection zone map. 

    If you’re still unsure, please speak to a member of the team by calling 5734 6200 and select option 4, ‘Seymour levee project’.

    Survey closes 5pm, Friday 25 October 2019.

    If you would prefer a hard copy survey, please contact the Project Team on 5734 6200.

    This stage of consultation has concluded.
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