Molong Floodplain Management Advisory Committe re-formed

Cabonne Council on Tuesday adopted the Terms of Reference for the reconstituted Molong Floodplain Management Advisory Committee.

The draft terms of reference were placed on public exhibition, with the exhibition closing on 12 May 2020.

The committee will provide advice on the development and implementation of floodplain risk management studies relating to the Molong Township. Specifically, the committee:
• Provides a forum for the discussion of technical, social, economic, environmental and cultural issues; and
• Creates the opportunity for the views of key stakeholders to be identified and captured through the development and implementation of floodplain management plans.

The committee considers key issues such as the following:
• State Government policy for floodplain risk management
• Flood studies and network analysis
• Floodplain risk management studies, including priorities for management initiatives
• Floodplain risk management plan implementation, including oversight of floodplain risk mitigation works projects
• Priorities for future study and analysis

Membership of the committee will include the Mayor, a councillor, Council technical staff, representatives from NSW State Emergency Services and NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and two Local Community Representatives. The committee will be assisted by expert consultants as required.

Expressions of Interest to fill the Local Community Representative positions will be publicly called for.

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