Central Coast Council, with the support of the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program, is undertaking a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (FRMSP) for the Woy Woy peninsula including Kahibah Creek catchment. This FRMSP will look at ways to manage the flooding problems identified in the previous flood studies while taking into consideration management options identified in the Brisbane Water Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan and the Kahibah Creek Floodplain Management Study.
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Council is now seeking input from the community to identify ways to manage the flooding problems identified in the Woy Woy catchment, as well as gain a better understanding of how and where past flood events have impacted the community.
Community members are invited to:
- complete our online questionnaire: Those who live, work or visit Woy Woy are invited to answer a questionnaire that has been prepared by the flood consultant. This questionnaire has been designed to provide Council with information on flooding problems the community are aware of and suggestions on how they would like to see these problems addressed. This questionnaire closes 5pm, 12 March 2021.
- attend a community drop in session: Thursday 18 February, 4-7pm at Country Women's Association (CWA) Hall, 30/32 The Boulevarde, Woy Woy.
- review previous flood study reports and figures: Take a look at previous studies and figures for this area in the document library on the right of this page.
- read our frequently asked questions: Make sure you check out our frequently asked questions on our main floodplain management page to see if we haven't already answered your question!
Council has previously prepared the Woy Woy Peninsula Flood Study which provided Council with a better understanding of the importance of the interaction of coastal inundation, groundwater conditions and the increasing effects of development on flood behaviour due to changing hydraulics of the existing terrain surface in the Woy Woy peninsula.
The flood modelling has now been updated as part of the current FRMSP and the updated flood model results will be informing the identification and assessment of options.