Community input sought for flood study
Community input for the Empire Bay Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan will close on Friday, November 16.
Central Coast Council is updating 2010 flood studies and looking at ways to manage flooding problems identified then for the suburbs of Empire Bay and Bensville.
The studies found a range of issues would could affect more than 2000 properties including flooding of private properties, roads and public spaces caused by creek and estuary flooding during large rainfall events and/or ocean storms.
A range of options is being considered to manage flooding and its consequences, including drainage upgrades and easements, foreshore barriers, raising roads, property filling, planning and development controls, community awareness programs or evacuation procedures.
Council will be identifying potential options with the input from the community and will then assess the options and identify what action Council, the SES and the community can undertake to improve flood risk.
Website, 5 Nov 2019
Empire Bay Floodplain Risk Management Study, Central Coast Council
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