Feedback wanted on draft plan for flood mitigation in Nabiac

Extensive flooding occurred in Nabiac's town centre during the January 2010 flood.

Extensive flooding occurred in Nabiac's town centre during the January 2010 flood.

MidCoast Council has placed a draft plan to help mitigate flooding in Nabiac's town centre on public exhibition and says community feedback on the plan is very important.

"The draft Town Creek Flooding and Watercourse Rehabilitation Plan was developed by MidCoast Council with the assistance of the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and includes the input of several consultants," council's manager of design and investigation, Kumar Kuruppu said.

The draft plan aims to improve water flow within Town Creek, reduce flood levels and restore the vegetation along the riparian zones. 

The plan focuses on identifying the main issues around flooding and stormwater, geomorphology, ecology and includes details surrounding a rehabilitation concept plan.

"The town of Nabiac has an established history of flooding" Kumar Kuruppu said.

Local knowledge and experience is vital in developing good flood management - Kumar Kuruppu, MidCoast Council manager of design and investigation

"Local business owners and residents have been affected by several flood events over recent times due to the local creek systems inundating roads and property. 

“Town Creek runs through Nabiac town centre and the surrounding varied land use and a diverse range of vegetation creates unique issues which affect the flooding of the Creek," Mr Kuruppu said.

The plan provides an opportunity to also improve the ecological values and aesthetics of the creek.

"We highly value any comments on the plan from Nabiac community members. 

“Local knowledge and experience is vital in developing good flood management in communities and we hope the Nabiac community will share their information with us by providing feedback on this plan," Mr Kuruppu said. 

The plan can be viewed on council's website 'have your say' page, or in person at council's Forster office and Connect 3 Real Estate in Nabiac. 

You can provide written feedback via the website's online form, email or by post.

Submissions and feedback will be received until 4.30pm on Thursday, October 20.

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