Seymour Flood Levee - landowners survey

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This stage of consultation has concluded.

Map showing levee boundary and area to be protected by the proposed levee

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

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.

Council is keen to understand if landowners who will benefit from the construction of a levee are willing to contribute funding for the levee if no further funds can be contributed by other levels of Government.

Council is also seeking input from the wider community.

Consultation closes at 5pm, Friday 25 October.

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

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.

Council is keen to understand if landowners who will benefit from the construction of a levee are willing to contribute funding for the levee if no further funds can be contributed by other levels of Government.

Council is also seeking input from the wider community.

Consultation closes at 5pm, Friday 25 October.

  • CLOSED: This stage of consultation has concluded.

    Provide input

    You can provide input by taking the landholder survey online here. 

    You can speak to a member of the project team by calling 5734 6200 and selecting Option 4, Seymour Levee or attending one of the drop in sessions. 

    You can complete the hard copy survey which was mailed to landowners. 

    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 community to understand the level of support for a flood levee for Seymour.

    We are also engaging with landowners such as yourself, 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.

    Your answer at this stage does not commit you to any payment but is simply measuring the willingness amongst benefiting landowners to contribute to funding the levee. 

    If this consultation indicates that the majority of benefiting landowners would be willing to contribute funding for the levee, Council needs to undertake further consultation before a Special Charge can be implemented.


    This stage of consultation has concluded.
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