The Hawkesbury City Council (HCC) is seeking community feedback on stories about recent or historic floods until the 27th of August, 2023.
Members from the communities within Colo River, Greens Creek, Macdonald River, and Webbs Creek localities are invited to share their stories, whether online or in writing, on recent or historic floods they have experienced, heard, or are aware of.
The feedback survey is part of the HCC’s floodplain management programs, which aim to develop plans and approaches to reducing the impacts of flooding on people and property.
The community can submit online submissions via yourhawkesbury-yoursay: we want to hear your flood stories; email the Council at [email protected]; or send by mail addressed to the General Manager to be sent by post PO Box 146, WINDSOR NSW 2756 with reference to “Combined Rivers Project.”
All of these are due on the 27th of August. The feedback survey opened for submissions on the 31st of July. Colleen Haron, Floodplain Management Officer of the Council, will acknowledge the submitted feedback.
The Colo River. Image from the Hawkesbury City Council.
The HCC states it will investigate flood behaviour and identify measures to manage flood risks for the affected communities.
“Your local knowledge and personal experiences of flooding are an invaluable source of information and Council would welcome your input into this project. Your response will help us to understand flooding in the Macdonald River, Colo River, Webbs Creek and Greens Creek area, and help to develop strategies to reduce the impacts of flooding on people and property,” it said.