A series of community 'drop in' sessions will be held during February to capture local flood knowledge.
Goulburn Broken CMA Floodplain Manager Guy Tierney said over the past decade almost 30 flood studies had been carried out across the catchment.
“So, for many areas, we won’t be starting from scratch, however, in other areas there may be new local knowledge and input,” he said.
Public information sessions will be held at the following locations:
Seymour - Monday 6th February - 12 noon to 2pm - Seymour RSL Club, 1 Elizabeth St, Seymour
Nagambie - Monday 6th February - 5pm to 7pm - Nagambie Mechanics Hall, 286 High St, Nagambie
Benalla - Wednesday 8th February - 12 noon to 2pm - Benalla Town Hall, Nunn St, Benalla
Euroa - Wednesday 8th February - 5pm to 7pm - Flour Mill, 7 Kirkland Ave, Euroa
Colbinabbin - Thursday 9th February - 12 noon to 2pm - Colbinabbin Memorial Hall, 36-38 Mitchell St, Colbinabbin
Kyabram - Thursday 9th February - 5pm to 7pm - Kyabram Town Hall, 199-209 Allan St, Kyabram.
Shepparton - Friday 10th February - 12 noon to 2pm – Parklake, 481 Wyndham St, Shepparton
Congupna - Friday 10th February - 5pm to 7pm - Pavilion at the Congupna Rec Reserve, Congupna-Katamatite Rd, Congupna
Alexandra - Saturday 11th February - 11am to 1pm - Alexandra Shire Hall, Perkins St, Alexandra
Yea - Saturday 11th February - 3pm to 5pm - Yea Shire Hall, High St, Yea
Tungamah - Monday 13th February - 10am to 12 noon -Tungamah Community Centre, Tungamah-Main Rd, Tungamah
Strathmerton - Monday 13th February - 1.30pm to 3.30pm - Strathmerton Hall, Murray Valley Hwy, Strathmerton
Nathalia - Monday 13th February - 5pm to 7pm - Nathalia Community Centre, Robertson St, Nathalia
Mansfield - Saturday 18th February - 11am to 1pm - Council Chambers at the Mansfield Shire Offices, 3 Highett St, Mansfield
Jamieson - Saturday 18th February - 3pm to 5pm - Jamieson Public Hall Perkins St, Jamieson
“We’re encouraging people to attend these informal sessions and bring along any maps, photos, stories or other relevant material to share their knowledge with us about where flood knowledge needs to be improved through flood studies and flood mapping and what they believe are the priority actions needed to reduce the risk of flooding,” Mr Tierney said.
Information from the community will be used to review and develop a new Goulburn Broken Regional Floodplain Management Strategy, which is being developed in partnership with local councils, Traditional Owners and other agencies with floodplain management functions such as water authorities and the VicSES.
This information will then help set regional priorities that will be detailed in a rolling three-year regional work plan.
For more information about the Goulburn Broken Regional Floodplain Management Strategy, as well as current flood mapping and studies for the each of the eight local councils in the Goulburn Broken Catchment, please visit www.gbcma.vic.gov.au
PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend the public sessions but would like to contribute, a feedback form is available here or phone 5822 7700.