Flood study grant to help with future natural disasters

ALMOST $40,000 will be put aside from the NSW government for a flood study of the Richmond catchment area.

Richmond River County Council will undertake the study enabling all local flood models to be integrated into one catchment model which would better prepare the region for future flood events.

Flood gauge at Rockhampton at 9AM  as Fitzroy River in flood at level 8.75 metres. Photo Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin   ROK020111-flood-c1
Flood gauge at Rockhampton at 9AM as Fitzroy River in flood at level 8.75 metres. Photo Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin ROK020111-flood-c1 Chris Ison

"Floods and natural disasters are an inevitable reality in Australia and it is important we support our councils to consolidate the safety of people and property in our communities," Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said.

"Floods can cause irrevocable damage to not only the physical but the emotional dispositions of our communities.

"This funding is another way the NSW Government is supporting communities to prepare for extreme weather events well in advance of them occurring."

Mr Gulaptis said the project is funded under the State Floodplain Management program that works to ensure landowners, businesses and local economies are prepared to meet the challenges of floods and natural hazards.

For more information and project descriptions visit: environment.nsw.gov.au/coasts/Floodgrants.htm.



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