Floodplain study for Peninsula

Flooding has been a major issue on the Peninsula for many years

For years flooding on the Peninsula has been a major issue, with heavy rain often seeing homes and businesses threatened as many streets go underwater.

Central Coast Council is preparing a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (FRMSP) for the Woy Woy peninsula, including the Kahibah Creek catchment, and is looking for community input.

The study is supported by the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program.

The FRMSP will look at ways to manage the flooding problems identified in previous flood studies while taking into consideration management options identified in the Brisbane Water Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan and the Kahibah Creek Floodplain Management Study.

It is being prepared by consultants DHI Group and Rhelm Pty Ltd.

Council is calling on residents to help identify ways to manage the flooding problems recognised in the Woy Woy catchment, as well as gain a better understanding of how and where past flood events have impacted the community.

A community drop-in session will be held on Thursday, February 18, from 4-7pm at the Country Women’s Association (CWA) Hall, 30/32 The Boulevarde, Woy Woy.

Council staff will be available to answer any questions about the study.

Those who live, work or visit Woy Woy are also invited to answer an online questionnaire to help identify flooding problems and how they would like to see these problems addressed by 5pm on Friday, March 12.

For more information or to fill in the questionnaire visit yourvoiceourcoast.com/woy-woy-floodplain

Central Coast Council website, Feb 9