A Proposed Detention Basin for Managing Flood Risk in Fairy Meadow

As part of its commitment to managing flood and stormwater risks in our region, Wollongong City Council is working on a proposed concept design for the McMahon Street Detention Basin, located in the Cabbage Tree Creek catchment in Fairy Meadow.

Working with specialist technical consultants, we’ve looked at a number of possible ways to build a detention basin at this site. The design we’re planning keeps the existing trees, while reducing flood impacts on properties and roads downstream.

We’re inviting residents and property owners in the area to come along to an information session to learn more about the flood risks in this area, the studies that inform how we plan for these risks and the proposed detention basin.

Where: Mount Ousley Public School Hall,
31 McGrath St, Fairy Meadow
When: Tuesday 12 March 2019, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

We’d also like to find out what you value about this area and if you currently use it for any activities, e.g. walking, so that this can be considered as part of the design. Floodplain management engineers who are working on the design will be on hand at the information session to explain the proposal and answer your questions.

If you’d like to attend and have accessibility, language or mobility requirements, please contact our Engagement team to let us know how we can support your attendance.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) help explain the background to this project, some of the words we use when talking about reducing flood risk and how you can help with this project.

Read the FAQ and Concept Feasability Report to learn more about the project, then share your feedback online with the project team.

Please let us know your thoughts by Sunday 31 March 2019.

As part of its commitment to managing flood and stormwater risks in our region, Wollongong City Council is working on a proposed concept design for the McMahon Street Detention Basin, located in the Cabbage Tree Creek catchment in Fairy Meadow.

Working with specialist technical consultants, we’ve looked at a number of possible ways to build a detention basin at this site. The design we’re planning keeps the existing trees, while reducing flood impacts on properties and roads downstream.

We’re inviting residents and property owners in the area to come along to an information session to learn more about the flood risks in this area, the studies that inform how we plan for these risks and the proposed detention basin.

Where: Mount Ousley Public School Hall,
31 McGrath St, Fairy Meadow
When: Tuesday 12 March 2019, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

We’d also like to find out what you value about this area and if you currently use it for any activities, e.g. walking, so that this can be considered as part of the design. Floodplain management engineers who are working on the design will be on hand at the information session to explain the proposal and answer your questions.

If you’d like to attend and have accessibility, language or mobility requirements, please contact our Engagement team to let us know how we can support your attendance.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) help explain the background to this project, some of the words we use when talking about reducing flood risk and how you can help with this project.

Read the FAQ and Concept Feasability Report to learn more about the project, then share your feedback online with the project team.

Please let us know your thoughts by Sunday 31 March 2019.

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