People living in rural areas on the floodplains of the Goulburn River between Eildon and Toolamba and the Broken River between Lake Nillahcootie to East Goulburn Main Channel are invited to share their knowledge of large floods at a series of drop-in sessions being held next week.
Goulburn Broken CMA’s Dr Dean Judd said the study project group was particularly interested in hearing about how major floods, such as the floods of 1974/75, 1993 and 2010, affected communities.
“This study will improve our understanding and planning for these large floods, of how infrastructure, such as roads and bridges are affected during a flood and their impacts on communities,” Dr Judd said.
“We recognise the importance of capturing local community knowledge about previous floods and encourage people to drop-in and share their experiences and any photos or other useful records. The sessions are also a chance for people to find out more about the study.”
The drop in sessions will be held at:
- Nagambie on Monday February 12, from 4pm to 8pm at Nagambie Mechanics Hall, 286 High Street Nagambie.
- Toolamba on Tuesday February 13, from 4pm to 8pm at Toolamba Community Centre, Toolamba Recreation Reserve Site, Wren Street Toolamba.
- Benalla on Wednesday February 14, from 4pm to 8pm in the Pat Claridge room, Benalla library, 2 Fawckner Drive Benalla.
- Molesworth on Thursday February 15, from 4pm to 8pm in the Molesworth Public Hall, 4355 Goulburn Valley Highway Molesworth.
Trawool on Friday February 16, 4pm to 8pm in the Committee room, Trawool Valley Resort, 8150 Goulburn Valley Highway Trawool.
Anyone unable to attend a session can still provide input to the study by completing the feedback form on the Goulburn Broken CMA’s website or phoning 5822 7700.
The study is being completed with support from Benalla Rural City Council, Greater Shepparton City Council, Mitchell Shire Council, Murrindindi Shire Council and Strathbogie Shire Council and is funded by the Victorian Government.