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Residents asked about Empire Bay flood management

Empire Bay residents are being asked to have their say on the latest floodplain study for their local catchment.

Central Coast Council is preparing a Floodplain Risk Management Study for the area as part of the NSW Government's Floodplain Management Program.

Council acting director Mr Brett Sherar said that the Study was an important part of Council's responsibility.

"We know that flooding has the potential to cause considerable damage and disruption to a community, and with this study we hope to put in place plans to mitigate the risks," Mr Sherar said.

"By asking our community to share their experiences, particularly since the last time this study was conducted almost 10 years ago, we can make the necessary changes required to plan for the future."

Properties owners identified as being within the floodplain have been invited to participate in a postal survey.

A drop-in session will be held on October 17 where residents can find out more.

Mayor Cr Lisa Matthews said the best way to plan for the future was to combine the science and modelling with the lessons learnt by those living within the floodplain.

"I would encourage the (community) to come along to the session, complete the survey and sign up to stay informed as we plan for the future," Clr Matthews said.

The drop in session will be held at Empire Bay Progress Association Hall Community Centre, Empire Bay, between 4pm and 7.30pm.

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