Warners Bay residents invited to share their flood stories

Lake Macquarie City Council

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Residents of Warners Bay and the surrounding suburbs of Lakelands and Speers Point are invited to share their experiences of past flood events along North Creek as part of a new study aimed at reducing future flood risks.

Lake Macquarie City Council has engaged consultant WMAwater to undertake the flood study of North Creek, which will assist Council in planning and managing the flood risks faced by these communities.

Acting Manager Environmental Systems Daniel Woods said the study was currently in its early stages, with consultants collecting and collating data on flooding and the catchment.

“Community participation is essential to the success of the study, particularly when it comes to location-specific flood information,” Mr Woods said.

“Community feedback, along with other data sources, will be used to develop sophisticated computer modelling that will provide technical information on flooding, which will help us better understand the unique flood risks and management required around North Creek.”

The study area includes Warners Bay, Lakelands and a small portion of Speers Point and will focus on flooding in the channels that drain to North Creek, discharging into Lake Macquarie, and also overland flows as runoff from upstream catchment areas drain toward the channels.

Residents are invited to share their observations of historical flooding via an online survey at shape.lakemac.com.au/north-creek before 10 January 2024.

The North Creek Flood Study is funded by the Department of Planning and Environment and Lake Macquarie City Council.

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