Draft flood study for Byron on public exhibition

LOCALS have the chance to have their say on the Draft North Byron Flood Study, which is on public exhibition from Monday January 18 for community feedback.

The flood study predicts, maps and discusses flood behaviour for the entire Brunswick River catchment, including Marshalls Creek and Simpsons Creek.

Byron Shire Council's flood and drainage engineer, James Flockton said the flood mapping within the draft flood study includes flood levels, depths, hazard and velocities for a number of sized events.

"Input was sourced from prior mapping plus input from local residents," he said.

It also addresses climate change effects and flood planning levels for a 100 year event, which is used for assessing future development.

Once finalised and funding has been obtained Council will use the flood study to develop a floodplain risk management study and plan for the Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads and Ocean Shores areas.

The Draft North Byron Flood Study is on exhibition from January 18 and is available at Council's Mullumbimby offices, Ocean Shores and Brunswick Heads community access points and on Council's website.

Council welcomes your feedback and formal submissions on the documents should be submitted in writing by Monday, February 29.

The results of submissions will be reported to Council to consider adoption of the Study.

If you have a question about the information within the Flood Study, call Byron Shire Council's flood and drainage engineer, James Flockton on 02 6626 7158.



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