Why are we conducting this flood study?

As part of the Sunday Creek Catchment Flood Study which commenced recently, Mitchell Shire Council is planning to carry out a community engagement process in order to collect flood related information from the community. We are looking for local knowledge and photos of previous flood events in the region.

What is the importance of this project?

Flood studies are very important in early identification of flood risks to determine potential mitigation and warning measures. They also assist with Emergency Management Planning and preparation of Municipal Flood Emergency Plans. 

These studies can also be used to inform future planning decisions for development related matters as well as planning schemes.

 All these objectives will assist Council to ensure our communities are safer and more resilient to flood situations in the future. 

Which towns are in the catchment?

The main townships within the Sunday Creek catchment include: •  Broadford    •  Coulson Crossing    •  Heathcote Junction •  Kilmore   •  Kilmore East   •  Pyalong •  Wandong   •  Wall Crossing  •  Waterford Park

How can I get involved?

We would like to invite you to share your local knowledge and experiences of flooding in the above areas either though discussions, sharing of photos or even rainfall and flood data captured from your properties. This information will help Council to validate the information produced in the study. 

When and where can I drop-in?

Session 1:  Pyalong

14th March 2019 (Thursday)  – 6 pm to 8 pm at Pyalong Neighbourhood House

Session 2:  Broadford  

16th March 2019 (Saturday) – 10.00 am to 12 pm at Broadford Civil Centre