About The Project
Tenterfield Shire and Kyogle Councils have engaged engineering consultant BG&E to develop a Flood Study for Urbenville. The study is being undertaken with financial and technical assistance from Council and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) through the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s Floodplain Management Program.
The Urbenville Flood Study will help us understand the likely flooding scenarios for the town of Urbenville including flooding from Tooloom Creek and from local catchments.
The Urbenville Flood Study will:
- develop flood models based on historic data and statistical analysis
- identify the areas of flood prone land to assist with flood planning and risk management
- establish the likely flood risk and flood hazard for properties in the study area
- develop flood mapping to assist in future planning and development; and
- provide flood intelligence to the NSW State Emergency Services (SES) to assist in flood emergency response.
Floodplain Risk Management Process
The study is being prepared in line with NSW Government Policy and the Floodplain Risk Management Process. The process consists of five key stages. The Urbenville Flood Study will complete Stage 1 and 2 (Data Collection and Flood Study). Once complete, the findings of the Flood Study will enable Council to start to the next step in the Floodplain Risk Management process, that is consider measures to reduce impacts of flooding.
Thank you for your responses to the community questionnaire. The questionnaire has now closed. We received a great response with many of you providing photos which are helpful in validating the flood modelling results. If you have further information, please use the email address under the Contacts section of this page.