Condamine River flood intelligence review

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Council is committed to the goal of providing a safer, stronger and more resilient region by continuing to improve flood risk management.

The Condamine River is the largest floodplain in the Toowoomba region. The rich agricultural land is home to several communities and it is intersected by major roads including the Gore Highway. The area has a history of major flooding which can endanger lives and cause considerable damage to public and private property. The worst flood on record occurred in 2010 and other major events have occurred as recently as 2013 and 2017.


Condamine River flood intelligence review

We are undertaking the Condamine River flood intelligence review to gather and assess information, over the full range of possible flood types and severity, to determine the likely effects of developing floods in the region. This intelligence will be used to inform flood-related decision-making and provision warnings and information to agencies and the public.

The review will:

  • examine and assess flood information currently available to stakeholders including Condamine River landholders

  • identify additional data which would improve the quality of flood information

  • recommend improvements to flood prediction and modelling, gauges and warnings and public communication/information.

The outcomes of the review will help guide our response and planning efforts and better equip the Condamine River floodplain for future flood events.


Connecting with our communities

We undertook consultation with landholders, community groups and agency stakeholders including the Bureau of Meteorology to explore emergency warnings and evacuations, flood behaviour, gauges and key flood locations during August 2017.

Consultation feedback has indicated a preference for better flood warning communication and additional gauging and warnings particularly for ungauged tributaries. The feedback also states that 24 hours is ideal for flood preparation.

Feedback generated through this process has been used as input into the Draft Condamine River flood intelligence review. To find out more about the community consultation process and feedback, please download the Draft Condamine River flood intelligence review.


Have your say on the Draft Condamine River flood intelligence review

You will be invited to have your say on the Draft Condamine River flood intelligence review by attending an open house session in late 2017.

You can also provide feedback in writing to Council via:

  • email to yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au

  • post to Toowoomba Regional Council, Attn. Stakeholder Engagement and Communication, PO Box 3021, Toowoomba, QLD, 4350.

Community feedback generated through the open house event and in writing will be used to inform the final Condamine River flood intelligence review.


Further information

For further information about the Condamine River flood intelligence review please email yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au or call 4688 6768.


Council is committed to the goal of providing a safer, stronger and more resilient region by continuing to improve flood risk management.

The Condamine River is the largest floodplain in the Toowoomba region. The rich agricultural land is home to several communities and it is intersected by major roads including the Gore Highway. The area has a history of major flooding which can endanger lives and cause considerable damage to public and private property. The worst flood on record occurred in 2010 and other major events have occurred as recently as 2013 and 2017.


Condamine River flood intelligence review

We are undertaking the Condamine River flood intelligence review to gather and assess information, over the full range of possible flood types and severity, to determine the likely effects of developing floods in the region. This intelligence will be used to inform flood-related decision-making and provision warnings and information to agencies and the public.

The review will:

  • examine and assess flood information currently available to stakeholders including Condamine River landholders

  • identify additional data which would improve the quality of flood information

  • recommend improvements to flood prediction and modelling, gauges and warnings and public communication/information.

The outcomes of the review will help guide our response and planning efforts and better equip the Condamine River floodplain for future flood events.


Connecting with our communities

We undertook consultation with landholders, community groups and agency stakeholders including the Bureau of Meteorology to explore emergency warnings and evacuations, flood behaviour, gauges and key flood locations during August 2017.

Consultation feedback has indicated a preference for better flood warning communication and additional gauging and warnings particularly for ungauged tributaries. The feedback also states that 24 hours is ideal for flood preparation.

Feedback generated through this process has been used as input into the Draft Condamine River flood intelligence review. To find out more about the community consultation process and feedback, please download the Draft Condamine River flood intelligence review.


Have your say on the Draft Condamine River flood intelligence review

You will be invited to have your say on the Draft Condamine River flood intelligence review by attending an open house session in late 2017.

You can also provide feedback in writing to Council via:

  • email to yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au

  • post to Toowoomba Regional Council, Attn. Stakeholder Engagement and Communication, PO Box 3021, Toowoomba, QLD, 4350.

Community feedback generated through the open house event and in writing will be used to inform the final Condamine River flood intelligence review.


Further information

For further information about the Condamine River flood intelligence review please email yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au or call 4688 6768.