FloodFutures

Flood Management is something that affects us all and Wagga Wagga City Council is continuing a long term conversation with the community regarding all aspects of flood management.

In recent history, sections of the community flooded in 2010, 2012 and 2016, and memories of floods large and small span decades for many residents.

FloodFutures is an ongoing discussion on how we as a community manage living on the floodplain. Your input is needed on plans, studies and projects as they are developed to ensure your voice informs decisions on flood protection, mitigation and management.

If at any stage you have difficulty reading any of the documents here or have questions that aren't answered on the website, drop us a line at floodfutures@wagga.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 292 442.

Flood Management is something that affects us all and Wagga Wagga City Council is continuing a long term conversation with the community regarding all aspects of flood management.

In recent history, sections of the community flooded in 2010, 2012 and 2016, and memories of floods large and small span decades for many residents.

FloodFutures is an ongoing discussion on how we as a community manage living on the floodplain. Your input is needed on plans, studies and projects as they are developed to ensure your voice informs decisions on flood protection, mitigation and management.

If at any stage you have difficulty reading any of the documents here or have questions that aren't answered on the website, drop us a line at floodfutures@wagga.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 292 442.

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    On behalf of Wagga Wagga City Council, GRC Hydro are undertaking Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans for Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty.

    We would like to hear your experiences of flooding to better understand how flooding occurs in your area and what measures may improve the current flood situation.

    These studies and plans will identify and recommend appropriate actions to manage flooding in your area.

    This study will be used by Council to manage flood risks in your area.

    On behalf of Wagga Wagga City Council, GRC Hydro are undertaking Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans for Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty.

    We would like to hear your experiences of flooding to better understand how flooding occurs in your area and what measures may improve the current flood situation.

    These studies and plans will identify and recommend appropriate actions to manage flooding in your area.

    This study will be used by Council to manage flood risks in your area.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    On behalf of Wagga Wagga City Council, GRC Hydro are undertaking Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans for Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty.

    We would like to hear your experiences of flooding to better understand how flooding occurs in your area and what measures may improve the current flood situation.

    These studies and plans will identify and recommend appropriate actions to manage flooding in your area.

    This study will be used by Council to manage flood risks in your area.

    On behalf of Wagga Wagga City Council, GRC Hydro are undertaking Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans for Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty.

    We would like to hear your experiences of flooding to better understand how flooding occurs in your area and what measures may improve the current flood situation.

    These studies and plans will identify and recommend appropriate actions to manage flooding in your area.

    This study will be used by Council to manage flood risks in your area.

    Complete Form
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    On behalf of Wagga Wagga City Council, GRC Hydro are undertaking Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans for Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty.

    We would like to hear your experiences of flooding to better understand how flooding occurs in your area and what measures may improve the current flood situation.

    These studies and plans will identify and recommend appropriate actions to manage flooding in your area.

    This study will be used by Council to manage flood risks in your area.

    On behalf of Wagga Wagga City Council, GRC Hydro are undertaking Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans for Tarcutta, Ladysmith and Uranquinty.

    We would like to hear your experiences of flooding to better understand how flooding occurs in your area and what measures may improve the current flood situation.

    These studies and plans will identify and recommend appropriate actions to manage flooding in your area.

    This study will be used by Council to manage flood risks in your area.

    Complete Form
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    Once complete, the Wagga Wagga Major Overland Flow Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan will contain flood mitigation options for overland flooding in Wagga Wagga.

    Council will seek to implement the recommendations in the study and plan by applying for funding through the NSW Government’s Flood Risk Management Program.

    What is overland flow flooding? 

    Overland flow flooding is caused by excess rainfall that leads to local runoff. It is different to riverine flooding, such as that from the Murrumbidgee River. However, elevated levels in the Murrumbidgee River can exacerbate overland flooding if the flood gates are shut at the

    Once complete, the Wagga Wagga Major Overland Flow Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan will contain flood mitigation options for overland flooding in Wagga Wagga.

    Council will seek to implement the recommendations in the study and plan by applying for funding through the NSW Government’s Flood Risk Management Program.

    What is overland flow flooding? 

    Overland flow flooding is caused by excess rainfall that leads to local runoff. It is different to riverine flooding, such as that from the Murrumbidgee River. However, elevated levels in the Murrumbidgee River can exacerbate overland flooding if the flood gates are shut at the same time as a significant localised rainfall event. This scenario occurred in December 2010 when water levels raised dramatically in the CBD after the flood gates were shut.

    Where does overland flooding occur in Wagga Wagga?

    Overland flooding due to local rainfall runoff occurs in several locations throughout the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area. The Wagga Wagga Major Overland Flow Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan looks at overland catchments in East Wagga, North Wagga, Wagga Wagga City and Lake Albert (see map below). Overland flooding in villages will be subject to a separate study and plan.

    Potential overland flow flood mitigation options are explained here.

    You can help Council identify problem areas and solutions by completing the questionnaire below before Friday 20 July 2018.

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    The results of this survey will help inform Council about community expectations in regards to flood management for North Wagga.

    The questions relate to options for the levee system, as well as alternative flood management options.

    A report on alternative flood management options is expected to be presented to Council for consideration in July.

    Please take the time to ready the information in the 'Options for North Wagga' fact sheet and the Detailed Design Update before completing this survey.

    This survey is open until Sunday 3rd May.

    The results of this survey will help inform Council about community expectations in regards to flood management for North Wagga.

    The questions relate to options for the levee system, as well as alternative flood management options.

    A report on alternative flood management options is expected to be presented to Council for consideration in July.

    Please take the time to ready the information in the 'Options for North Wagga' fact sheet and the Detailed Design Update before completing this survey.

    This survey is open until Sunday 3rd May.

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    Wagga Wagga City Council has developed detailed designs for upgrades to the Main City and North Wagga Levees. The design for the Main City Levee is to upgrade it to a 1 in 100 year level of protection (1% AEP). 

    The design for the North Wagga levees is for a potential upgrade to a 1 in 20 year level of protection (5% AEP). A report on alternative flood management options is expected to be presented to Council for consideration in July. 

    Please take the time to ready the information in the Detailed Design Update before completing this survey.

    This survey

    Wagga Wagga City Council has developed detailed designs for upgrades to the Main City and North Wagga Levees. The design for the Main City Levee is to upgrade it to a 1 in 100 year level of protection (1% AEP). 

    The design for the North Wagga levees is for a potential upgrade to a 1 in 20 year level of protection (5% AEP). A report on alternative flood management options is expected to be presented to Council for consideration in July. 

    Please take the time to ready the information in the Detailed Design Update before completing this survey.

    This survey is open until Sunday 3rd May.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Community members are encouraged to make a submission on the levee upgrade here. You may want to talk about:

    • Types of levees proposed
    • How the upgrade could impact on you
    • Or anything else you think is relevant to the upgrade.

    Don't forget if you want to share your thoughts on other areas relating to floodplain management such as rebuilding on a floodplain or stormwater drainage for example, we'd love to have that discussion with you over here

    Community members are encouraged to make a submission on the levee upgrade here. You may want to talk about:

    • Types of levees proposed
    • How the upgrade could impact on you
    • Or anything else you think is relevant to the upgrade.

    Don't forget if you want to share your thoughts on other areas relating to floodplain management such as rebuilding on a floodplain or stormwater drainage for example, we'd love to have that discussion with you over here

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  • If you have a a flood photo to send us to include in the photo gallery we would love to have it so others can see it.

    Please complete the following and attach your photo.

    If you have a a flood photo to send us to include in the photo gallery we would love to have it so others can see it.

    Please complete the following and attach your photo.

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    Many businesses have been affected by flooding in the last few years. Council's Economic Development  team are gathering information to assist in measuring the impact on businesses to assist in developing ways to assist in the future. If you have a business that was affected during the flooding, we'd appreciate you taking the time to complete this short survey. If you have any questions you contact Economic Development on 1300 292 442

    Many businesses have been affected by flooding in the last few years. Council's Economic Development  team are gathering information to assist in measuring the impact on businesses to assist in developing ways to assist in the future. If you have a business that was affected during the flooding, we'd appreciate you taking the time to complete this short survey. If you have any questions you contact Economic Development on 1300 292 442

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