The Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman MP recently joined Mayor John Stafford to announce new funding of $51,000 to Upper Lachlan Shire Council for local floodplain management through the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Grants Program.

Mrs Tuckerman said the grant, awarded under the 2019-20 Floodplain Management Program, will help Upper Lachlan Shire Council better understand and manage local flood levels, risk and exposure in the Goulburn electorate.

“I congratulate Upper Lachlan Shire Council on successfully securing this money to support their plans for the Scoping study – four villages flood warning alert system.

“This project will provide a flood warning system for the four villages of Crookwell, Gunning, Collector and Taralga,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Mayor Stafford said:

“We are grateful to receive this NSW Government funding to undertake a scoping study which is an important step in significantly reducing flood risk to residents in the Shire. Council is doing our utmost to improve flood warnings in areas affected by flash flooding.”

The Government’s Floodplain Management Grants Program funds important projects for local councils to assess flood risk and help reduce flood impacts on their local communities.

The grants assist with flood studies and flood risk management studies, as well as the implementation of works to reduce flood risk such as flood levees, flood gates, warning systems, house raising or purchase in high risk areas.

In 2019-2020 under the Floodplain Management grants program $7.26 million for 50 projects will enable local councils, county councils and other government bodies with floodplain risk management responsibilities to undertake priority projects. 

Further information and application forms are available here: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/coasts/Floodgrants.htm