Ian Dinham (FMA), Kyme Lavelle (Richmond River County Council) and Glenn Evans (FMA) at the awards ceremony. Photo Contributed
Ian Dinham (FMA), Kyme Lavelle (Richmond River County Council) and Glenn Evans (FMA) at the awards ceremony. Photo Contributed Contributed

Richmond River County Council flood project honoured

RICHMOND River County Council has been announced as the runner-up of the 2015 FMA NRMA Insurance Excellence Award.

The award has come from The Floodplain Management Association in partnership with NRMA Insurance.

The Richmond River County Council project focussed on developing a flood information website for residents in the Richmond River area.

The website integrates NSW SES messages, weather warnings from the Bureau of Meteorology and other flood resources such as tips for preparing for and recovering from a flood, as well as flood studies and historical information on floods.

Richmond River County Council General Manager Kyme Lavelle said he was extremely proud of what Richmond River County Council has achieved through the development and launch of this website.

"To me, what this award exemplifies is the depth and breadth of just what is possible when innovation is applied, regardless of resourcing constraints," Mr Lavelle.

"With our small yet dedicated team, we have used the capabilities of technology to extend our own ability to engage with the community far past our individual capacity."

For more information about the FMA, visit www.floods.org.au.

For more information on the Richmond River County Council's flood emergency website, visit http://rrcc.nsw.gov.au/.



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