Council is committed to the goal of a safer, stronger, more resilient region by continuing to improve flood risk management.
During 2016 Council completed a region-wide flood risk study which classified Yarraman, Maclagan, Quinalow, Cooyar, Crows Nest, Jondaryan and Oakey as high priority areas requiring further flood risk management analysis.
As an essential next step, Council has developed Floodplain Risk Management Plans for these communities. Each plan contains a set of floodplain risk management measures to help reduce the risk and impacts of flooding.
Have your say on draft floodplain risk management measures
Consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the draft floodplain risk management measures during April and May 2019.
Consultation feedback is currently being used to guide the development of the final set of floodplain risk management measures. The final measures were presented to Council for endorsement in in mid-2019.
Council has been working with property owners, industry groups, government stakeholders, community organisations and emergency services to gather vital flood information since 2015. Four rounds of region-wide consultation focused on flood risk, planning responses and flood mitigation were undertaken from 2015 to 2018.
Community feedback received through these consultations has been used to guide the development of draft floodplain risk management measures.
For more information about the Floodplain Risk Management Plans, please contact Council by calling 131 872 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.