Flooding Impact Report: Bayside

Council has responded to resident concerns regarding the increasing frequency of flooding in the area and is preparing a comprehensive report for Council.

The report will provide transparency on:

  • The progress on the current design and feasibility projects which have been prioritised for implementation in the Bayside Flood Risk Management Plan
  • The specifications, frequency and forward scheduling of Council’s proactive maintenance of drainage assets, including the clearing and cleaning of drainage pits and pipes

Council will also re-establish its flooding hotspot map on its website to encourage resident feedback about their experiences of intense rain events and to inform Council’s flood mitigation priorities.

Council will also look at areas where claims have been submitted due to property damage caused by recent flooding and work with Sydney Water to ensure its drains are maintained and monitored prior to predicted rainfall.

Mayor Saravinovski said:

“Bayside has been severely impacted by recurrent flooding over the past year,” Mayor Bill Saravinovski said.

“Residents are rightfully worried, and Council needs to make sure Transport for NSW and Sydney Water are maintaining their drainage systems, and they are operating efficiently.”

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