Wollongong City Flood Study Review

Consultation has concluded

We’ve updated the Wollongong City Flood Study and would like to share it with the community.

The community contributed valuable information to the review, with Council receiving hundreds of submissions about the flooding and drainage problems they’d experienced on their properties. There is now a draft addition to the Flood Study with information on how the review was done and what the results are.

The updated Study explains the ways flooding happens in the Wollongong City catchment (see catchment map overleaf). It uses Council’s revised Blockage Policy, which was updated in 2016. This Policy helps us to work out how the blockage of stormwater structures might affect flooding. The Study considers recent urban developments, changes to the Gurungaty waterway and information collected after recent flood events. It also answers questions from the community about the flooding experienced in recent years. Read the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this and other updates to the Study.

Come along to one of our drop-in community information sessions for a chat with the floodplain engineers working on the review. These are drop-in sessions, so you can come in at any time.

  • Mid-week Session
    Thursday 30 May 2019, drop in anytime between 4pm – 6pm
    BlueScope Gallery, Level 3, Wollongong Art Gallery
    46 Burelli St, Wollongong
  • Weekend Session
    Saturday 1 June 2019, drop in anytime between 10am – 12pm
    JJ Kelly Park (near the playground)
    Corner of Swan & Keira St, Wollongong
    (If the weather is bad, we’ll relocate to the Level 9 Function Room in Council’s Admin building, 41 Burelli St, Wollongong)

If you’d like to attend and have accessibility or mobility requirements, or need an interpreter, please contact us to let us know how we can support your attendance.

Read the Report (Volume 1 and Volume 2) to learn more about the project, then share your feedback online with the project team.

Feedback closes on Tuesday 18 June 2019.

We’ve updated the Wollongong City Flood Study and would like to share it with the community.

The community contributed valuable information to the review, with Council receiving hundreds of submissions about the flooding and drainage problems they’d experienced on their properties. There is now a draft addition to the Flood Study with information on how the review was done and what the results are.

The updated Study explains the ways flooding happens in the Wollongong City catchment (see catchment map overleaf). It uses Council’s revised Blockage Policy, which was updated in 2016. This Policy helps us to work out how the blockage of stormwater structures might affect flooding. The Study considers recent urban developments, changes to the Gurungaty waterway and information collected after recent flood events. It also answers questions from the community about the flooding experienced in recent years. Read the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about this and other updates to the Study.

Come along to one of our drop-in community information sessions for a chat with the floodplain engineers working on the review. These are drop-in sessions, so you can come in at any time.

  • Mid-week Session
    Thursday 30 May 2019, drop in anytime between 4pm – 6pm
    BlueScope Gallery, Level 3, Wollongong Art Gallery
    46 Burelli St, Wollongong
  • Weekend Session
    Saturday 1 June 2019, drop in anytime between 10am – 12pm
    JJ Kelly Park (near the playground)
    Corner of Swan & Keira St, Wollongong
    (If the weather is bad, we’ll relocate to the Level 9 Function Room in Council’s Admin building, 41 Burelli St, Wollongong)

If you’d like to attend and have accessibility or mobility requirements, or need an interpreter, please contact us to let us know how we can support your attendance.

Read the Report (Volume 1 and Volume 2) to learn more about the project, then share your feedback online with the project team.

Feedback closes on Tuesday 18 June 2019.

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Consultation has concluded