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Public input sought on Ku-ring-gai flood study

NSW

Ku-ring-gai Council is preparing a new flood study for the southern catchment area of the Lane Cove River.

The flood study will cover the suburbs of Killara, Lindfield and Roseville and aims to plan for and manage the risk of potential flood events, Council said in a statement.

Mayor, Sam Ngai said that residents recollections of previous flooding in the area would form an important part of the study.

“We are currently mailing out a survey to selected properties within the study area and it can also be completed online.”

The study will be concentrated on the area south of the Pacific Highway, including the water courses of Sugarbag Creek, Little Blue Gum Creek and Blue Gum Creek.

The NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment & Water is supporting the study through funding and technical assistance under the NSW Floodplain Management Program.

The first part of preparing the study involves the collection of data on flooding and the catchment area. This data will help develop flood models that in the future Council will use to understand any flood risks and manage development in the floodplain.

The closing date for completion of the survey is 19 June. To find out more visit krg.nsw.gov.au/floodrisk.

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