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Additional opportunity to view Hurstville City Councils draft flood study

Posted 24 April 2015 by (Hurstville News)

Hurstville City Council recently commissioned a draft Hurstville Local Government Area (LGA) Overland Flow Flood Study.

The draft study, which is now on public exhibition, represents the completion of Stages 1 and 2 of the floodplain management process as per the requirements of the NSW Floodplain Development Manual.

The draft study is on public exhibition until 15 May 2015, and can be viewed at:

Council’s flood study consultants, SMEC Australia, are also available to address any public enquiries every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Council’s Customer Service Centre between 11.00am and 1.00pm.

Additionally, residents can view the study at Hurstville City Library on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 and Thursday, 30 April 2015 between 6.00pm and 9.00pm. SMEC Australia will be available to answer questions.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Con Hindi said the extended hours were in response to requests from community members who were unable to attend the public exhibition during the day.

“Due to work commitments, residents did not have the opportunity to view the draft study and maps,” he said.

“I am pleased that Council is accommodating these residents and providing additional viewing times.”

Mayor Hindi said the purpose of the draft study was to define the flood behaviour under historical and existing floodplain conditions in the Hurstville LGA while addressing possible future variations in flood behaviour.

“Council has not made a decision on flood levels or development standards that may be applied in the future, and is currently seeking community feedback on the issue,” he said.

“The draft study is an important step in Council’s efforts in increasing protection for residents and property from the impacts of flooding in the future.

“I encourage all potentially affected residents to view the plans during the public exhibition period.”

If you wish to comment, please forward a written submission to the General Manager, PO Box 205, Hurstville BC 1481 or via email: hccmail@hurstville.nsw.gov.au . Submissions should quote ‘SF15/215 – Draft Flood Study 2015 Submission’. The closing date for submissions is 15 May 2015.

For more information, contact SMEC Australia on 9925 5555.

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