Kangaroo Flat and Golden Square Flood Mitigation Study

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Flooding in Kangaroo Flat 2011

FLOOD RESILIENCE IN KANGAROO FLAT AND GOLDEN SQUARE

Technical Study and Community Discussion, August 2019 – March 2020

Did you know parts of Kangaroo Flat and Golden Square could flood from major rainfall? The City of Greater Bendigo is reviewing this and investigating new solutions. All residents, property owners, businesses and organisations are invited to get involved!

Previous investigations have determined that a large number of properties within Kangaroo Flat and Golden Square may be affected by flooding that is specifically as a result of large rainfall events causing overflow of local creeks and waterways.

Significant floods have occurred in the past, including creek and localised flooding following major storm events in 2010 and 2011.

The risk of flooding in this area could worsen in the future due to a potential increase in extreme weather events as a result of climate change.

The City of Greater Bendigo is taking a proactive approach: initiating an in-depth technical study and community discussion from August 2019 to March 2020. The key objective is to inform future infrastructure investments and reduce potential impacts of flooding within Kangaroo Flat and Golden Square.

Technical analysis will be undertaken by specialist engineers, Water Modelling Solutions, to include:

  • updating current flood data using new methodologies to reflect industry learning and new guidelines
  • assessing potential options to reduce the future risk of flooding

The project aims to harness local knowledge to help shape priorities to be considered by Council, who will make final decisions. Knowing there’s a wealth of wisdom, knowledge and skill in the community, residents, property owners, businesses and organisations are invited to participate, make comments and suggest ideas. Make A Change Australia is on board to assist with engagement on key issues raised within the study.

All residents, property owners, businesses and organisations are invited to get involved in the following ways:

Comment online

Online Survey: bit.ly/KFGS-Flood-Survey

Online Map: bit.ly/KFGS-Flood-Maps

Attend Community Discussions

Information and Ideas

            Thursday September 5, 2019

             5:30pm-7:30pm

            Gateway Function Centre, 26 High St, Kangaroo Flat

             Light supper/ refreshments provided The event is FREE but please register for catering purposes.

             Register here: kfgsflood1.eventbrite.com.au/

Solutions and Options

            Thursday March 5, 2020

             5:30pm-7:30pm

            Gateway Function Centre, 26 High St, Kangaroo Flat

            Light supper/ refreshments provided The event is FREE but please register for catering purposes.

             Register here: kfgsflood2.eventbrite.com.au/

Get in touch directly

  • Write a submission to the City of Greater Bendigo, PO Box 733, Bendigo VIC 3552
  • Phone the City’s customer service and leave your comments, attention Project Manager Maria McCrann on (03) 5434 6000
  • Comment via the City’s Facebook page: @CityofGreaterBendigo
  • Email [email protected]

Pop by for a chat

  • Outside Kangaroo Flat IGA: 10am – 12noon, Tuesday August 27, 2019
  • Golden Square Shopping Strip: 10am – 12noon, Thursday August 29, 2019
  • Kangaroo Flat Market: 8am – 1pm, Saturday August 31, 2019
  • Outside Kangaroo Flat IGA: 10am – 12noon, Tuesday February 25, 2020
  • Golden Square Shopping Strip: 10am – 12noon, Wednesday February 26, 2020
  • Kangaroo Flat Market: 8am – 1pm, Saturday February 29, 2020

Pick up a flyer or hard copy survey

  • Council Reception: 195-229 Lyttleton Terrace Bendigo
  • Kangaroo Flat Library: 267 High St, Kangaroo Flat

Key dates

Stage 1: Update flood data, inform community, gather ideas

  • Monday July 29, 2019: Announce project
  • July 29 to September 6, 2019: Information and Ideas Survey open
  • Thursday September 5, 2019: Information and Ideas Community Discussion
  • Monday September 16, 2019: Close of public submissions/comments for Stage 1

Stage 2: Create and analyse options, source community opinion

  • February 2020: Solutions and Options Survey open
  • Thursday March 5, 2020: Solutions and Options Community Discussion
  • Monday March 16, 2020: Close of public submissions/comments for Stage 2

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Flood Resilience Community Discussions

Get involved, have your say! Come to our community discussions at the Gateway Function Centre on the following dates:

  • Information and Ideas. Thursday Sept 5, 2019 (5:30pm - 7:30pm)
  • Options and Solutions. Thursday March 5, 2020 (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

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