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Council Seeking Community Feedback on Flood Studies in Jindera, Culcairn, Henty and Holbrook, please scroll down this page. 

 

Council recognises that flood insurance is available to all Australian property owners in a variety of policy formats designed to suit individual circumstances.  Residents in Greater Hume Shire can choose to purchase products with flood cover as a standard inclusion, products that allow the consumer to opt out of the flood component, or products that exclude flood from the policy.

Residents of Culcairn, Henty and Holbrook will be aware that over the past two years flood studies have been undertaken which have included the development of detailed flood mapping for township areas. The completion of the plans will enable Council to apply for funding for flood mitigation works and once works are completed will reduce the number of properties subject to flooding. Additionally, in the near future, Council will exhibit the Culcairn, Henty and Holbrook Flood Plain Risk Management Plans seeking feedback from the community.
 
Council is now encouraging residents to view floods maps available for Culcairn, Henty and Holbrook to determine if their individual property is designated as flood prone as shown on the completed maps.
 
Flood maps are available for the public to view at any Council customer service office or below.
 
If residents have experienced significant increases in their insurance premiums there are a number of steps residents can undertake to assist with their insurance decision.
 
Firstly, identify whether the property is subject to 1 in 100 year flood event, as detailed on the available flood mapping, secondly, determine whether the resident’s property is subject to flooding and if they require cover for flood and thirdly, shop around for the most competitive premium. It appears there is significant variance in premium costs due to the range of mechanisms that insurance providers utilise to determine the degree of flood risk to individual properties.
 

Council Seeking Community Feedback

Draft Floodplain Risk Management Studies & Plans for Culcairn, Henty and Holbrook

The Draft Floodplain Risk Management Studies & Plans for Culcairn, Henty and Holbrook, undertaken by consultants - WMA Water, was recently approved by Council to be placed on public exhibition. Residents can view the documents at the Culcairn, Henty and Holbrook Customer Service Offices until 28 February 2017 or below.
 
The Draft Floodplain Risk Management Studies & Plans for Culcairn, Henty and Holbrook follows the completion of the Culcairn, Henty & Holbrook Flood Studies in 2015. Council is now seeking further community feedback regarding the draft plans. The documents determine the extent and impacts to which flooding affects the townships of Culcairn, Henty and Holbrook, examines floodplain management options for planning and development control, flood response improvement and flood modification measures.
Written submissions will be accepted by Council during the exhibition period and all submissions will be considered prior to final adoption of the plans. Any submissions received will be considered public documents. Residents have until 28 February 2017 to make a submission or comment on the draft plans.
 
For futher information regarding the Draft Floodplain Risk Management Studies & Plans please contact either Council’s Manager Traffic and Infrastructure, Michael Oliver, T:02 6029 8588 or Stephen Gray (or Zac Richards) from WMA Water T:02 9299 2855 during normal business hours.
 

 

 
 

 

Draft Jindera Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

The draft Jindera Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan, undertaken by consultants - GHD, was recently approved by Council to be placed on public exhibition. Residents can view the documents at the Jindera Customer Service Office until 28 February 2017. 
 
The draft Jindera Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan for Jindera follows the completion of the Jindera Study in 2016. Council is now seeking further community feedback regarding the study and plan. The documents determines the extent and impacts to which flooding affects the townships of Jindera, examines floodplain management options for planning and development control, flood response improvement and flood modification measures. 
 
Written submissions will be accepted by Council during the exhibition period and all submissions will be considered prior to final adoption of the plans. Any submissions received will be considered public documents. Residents have until 28 February 2017 to make a submission or comment on the draft plans.
 
For further information regarding the Flood study please contact either Council’s Manager Traffic and Infrastructure, Michael Oliver, T:02 6029 8588 or Trevor Clark from GHD T:02 6043 8700 during normal business hours.
 
 
 
 

 

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