Flood management is something that affects us all and Wagga Wagga City Council aims to continue a long-term conversation with the community regarding all aspects of flood management though the FloodFutures capital works project.
The project aims to investigate and mitigate the risk of future floods, and build a flood resilient community though a continuing conversation.
The role of FloodFutures is to inform and engage with the community on flood management studies, and build on the existing depth of knowledge about flooding in Wagga Wagga via consultation with flood affected residents, businesses, and community groups.
Community consultation is led by the Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee, who provide advice to Council on the development, implementation and delivery of actions contained in the Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area.
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Council's Role in Flood Management
Wagga Wagga City Council’s role is to investigate the risk of flooding and to prepare for future floods through the FloodFutures capital works project, land use planning and development control.
It is not possible to predict when, where, or how big the next flood will be. However, we can estimate the likelihood of different sizes of floods and their consequences so we can plan ahead.
The State Emergency Service (SES) is the lead emergency management agency during floods.
Wagga Wagga City Council’s role during a flood is to assist emergency management departments such as SES, Rural Fire Service and NSW Police.
Wagga Wagga City Council applies for funding from the government to cover public asset damages and coordinates repairs to damaged public assets such as roads, parks, trees and drainage.
Flood Management Studies
Preparing management plans help Council make informed decisions about managing flood risk.