Flood of information to help residents prepare

Friday 1 December, 2023
A site that provides residents with information about where water may spread to in a flood has been upgraded.

The Goulburn Broken Community Flood Intelligence Portal details the possible water levels that might be reached at individual properties across a range of flood scenarios.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Floodplain Manager, Guy Tierney, said the portal was a community resource developed in partnership with the CMA and six municipal councils to improve the flood resilience of the region’s people, property, infrastructure and environment.  

“We live in a floodplain, so like bushfires, we should always be prepared with a plan in advance. Floods can happen at any time of the year so it’s important to be ready and vigilant,” Mr Tierney said.

“We really encourage everyone to go to this site and access the information that tells them if their property is at risk of flooding and at what point their home or business may start to get floodwater in it.

“That way people are ready in advance of flooding and when flood warnings are issued, the warning will mean something to them.”

The portal includes flood information within the areas of Greater Shepparton, Strathbogie, Moira, Mitchell, Murrindindi and Benalla councils. Improvements to the portal include increased speed and load capability, functionality and accessibility updates.

Mr Tierney said the portal provided flood maps and information within floodplain areas, down to a property scale, to assist with planning for future floods.

“The portal also includes general Goulburn Broken region flood information such as minor, moderate and major flood level categories, links to Bureau of Meteorology flood gauge data, contacts, planning and development requirements and flood definitions,” he said.

“Following the major flooding experienced across the region in October last year, residents are much more aware of the importance to prepare in advance for potential flooding and this upgraded site is one tool available to them for that.”

Access the Goulburn Broken Community Flood Intelligence Portal at

  The upgraded Goulburn Broken Community Flood Intelligence portal and Goulburn Broken CMA Floodplain Manager, Guy Tierney.

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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