Preparation of a second Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the Cessnock LGA has started. This Study and Plan is for the Black Creek area, from upstream of the Lovedale Road Bridge, including South Cessnock and Aberdare, downstream through to Nulkaba.
Last week, Cessnock Council announced that a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan is being undertaken in the Swamp/Fishery Creek area.
"Council has engaged environmental consultancy, Cardno, to prepare the Black Creek Study and Plan in consultation with Council, other Government agencies and members of the local community," Acting Group Leader Strategy and Sustainability, Mr Phil Miles explained.
As with the Swamp Fishery Creek Study and Plan, an information brochure has been prepared to outline the current investigations and potential flood damage reduction options for Black Creek and can be obtained in hard copy from Council's Administration Centre and from Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries. The brochure is also available for download from Council’s website at www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au.
Interested members of the community are invited to forward any comments or suggestions for other flood management measures which may be worthy of consideration. Comments should be submitted in writing no later than close of business on Monday 31 July 2012.
Once the drafts of the Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans have been prepared, the documents will be placed on public exhibition. Community workshops will be held at that time to outline the key elements of the Studies and Plans and provide an opportunity for residents to discuss any aspects of the proposed flood mitigation measures with the consultants and Council.