Flood study needs local input

FLOOD PRONE? Alpine Council is looking for local knowledge on flash flooding at Nil Gully Creek to help guide future residential development. PHOTO: Brad Worrall

LOCAL flood knowledge will help guide future residential development in Myrtleford.

Chief executive Dave Barry said the demand for residential land in Myrtleford has led to the rapid subdivision of land and strong enquiry from developers for further large-scale residential development within the catchment.

“Council and the North East Catchment Management Authority are aware that further residential development within the catchment has the potential to increase existing flooding issues, as well as reduce the area of land available to build infrastructure that can reduce the risk of flooding in future,” he said.

“The purpose of this study is to determine flood risks within the Nil Gully Creek catchment, then identify, cost and prioritise feasible flood mitigation options.

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