Camden Haven council consultation on flooding study

Ginene Olander lives on Mountain View Road at Kew and attended the consultation session on Wednesday, June 12.
Ginene Olander lives on Mountain View Road at Kew and attended the consultation session on Wednesday, June 12.

Residents have provided feedback about flooding in the region during a consultation session at Laurieton Library.

The information meeting was hosted by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to discuss the North Brother Local Catchments Flood Study (2019).

The mapping of the study outlined areas which are deemed to be flooding prone including Bold Street in Laurieton, St Joseph's Primary School Laurieton and Pelican Court, West Haven.

The data for the study has been compiled with input from residents, with sources such as photos and measurements taken during high rainfall events.

It is expected the study will be completed by October 2020 and then council will begin applying for funds to address any appropriate mitigation works.

Ginene Olander lives on Mountain View Road at Kew and said her back garden is prone to flooding during significant rainfall.

She said the information session at the library was very informative and she hopes something is done in the future to fix flooding for residents.

The community is invited to attend an information session at Laurieton Library on Saturday, June 15 from 9.30am until 11.30am.

The documents of the flood study report may also be viewed in the foyer of the Port Macquarie Council administration building in Laurieton, Port Macquarie or Wauchope between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

For more information or to make a submission visit council's website at haveyoursay.pmhc.nsw.gov.au

The deadline for submissions is on Sunday, June 30.

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