Murwillumbah CBD's Levee and Drainage Study

Murwillumbah CBD's Levee and Drainage Study
Murwillumbah CBD's Levee and Drainage Study
View of Murwillumbah within the 2022 flood, wanting alongside Wollumbin Avenue. Photograph provided.

Persevering with the Tweed Shire Council’s pattern of asking the group for his or her opinion, residents of Murwillumbah are being invited to ‘actively take part in shaping the way forward for our city’ by wanting on the Murwillumbah CBD Levee and Drainage Study and sharing their ideas.

Tweed Council’s Supervisor Roads and Stormwater, Danny Rose, mentioned the draft examine was a chance for Council to work in direction of making a safer and extra flood-resilient group. 

Understanding the flood dangers

The draft addendum to the Murwillumbah CBD Levee and Drainage Study recommends an improve for the Lavender Creek pump station. Photograph provided.

‘The unique examine, performed in 2018, helped us to grasp the flood dangers and devise mitigation methods for Murwillumbah. Nonetheless, the 2022 flood occasion and the diploma of enterprise and residential losses within the CBD catchment prompted us to re-evaluate and broaden on our preliminary plans,’ Mr Rose mentioned. 

‘Now we have already secured the assist of the Nationwide Emergency Administration Company, by way of tranche 1 of the Northern Rivers Restoration and Resilience Program, to fund pump station upgrades in Murwillumbah.’ 

The draft addendum examine shall be used to information funding underneath this program by recommending a collection of flood pump station upgrades. This can increase the capability of the drainage programs behind the city levees whereas the river is in flood, to scale back the impacts of inundation.  

Enhance the city’s resilience

‘Whereas we will’t make the city flood free, these measures will enhance the city’s resilience and is a proactive step in direction of addressing worsening flood threat with a altering local weather,’ he mentioned. 

‘The draft examine totally assesses these choices, utilizing new information and modelling of the 2022 flood. Beneficial upgrades to the prevailing pump stations at Lavender Creek and Wharf Avenue will considerably enhance efficiency and cut back financial losses.  

‘Nonetheless, we want your perspective to make sure that these suggestions correctly replicate the wants of our city. Your involvement is necessary in shaping the way forward for Murwillumbah.’ 

Draft open for public suggestions

The draft addendum to the Murwillumbah CBD Levee and Drainage Study is open for public suggestions now till Wednesday 20September2023. 

To have your say, make a written submission in one of many following methods: 

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