Help us create a Cudgee Flood Plan

Published on 04 January 2018

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A flood plan is being developed for Cudgee to help it deal with future inundations, and we need the public’s help to make it happen.

Moyne Shire and the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority have obtained funding to conduct the Cudgee Flood Investigation.

Flood events in 2010, 2011 and 2016 have highlighted the need for a flood plan for Cudgee, especially given the strong housing trends in the area.

The plan would be used to inform future land use and help shape strategic planning recommendations in the Cudgee Structure Plan.

The flood project will model flood behaviour for a range of different flood magnitudes and update land use planning controls, emergency response measures and community preparedness.

The council and the CMA want to gather as much background and historical data from the public relating to flood events and rainfall in the Cudgee area.

Residents are encouraged to bring any data or records to a public meeting which will be held at the Cudgee Community Hall on Wednesday 10 January from 6.30pm.

The meeting will feature a presentation to introduce the project and outline its objectives, and include an open discussion session.

The Cudgee Flood Investigation is being funded through the Natural Disaster Resilience Grants Scheme (NDRGS) from the Commonwealth and Victorian governments.

If you have any questions about the project, contact Moyne Shire strategic planner Aaron Moyne via aaronm@moyne.vic.gov.au or call (03) 5568 0555.