Community feedback sought on floods

Published on 18 October 2023


Locals who are affected by flood events are invited to provide feedback as Council looks to find solutions to flooding in Broken Hill.


Council in partnership with flood modelling and risk management specialists Torrent Consulting are currently undertaking a Floodplain Management Study for the city.


A public information session and presentation will be held at 10am on October 25 at Council Chambers (240 Blende St) for those wishing to provide feedback or gain further information.


Those who would prefer to provide feedback online can do so via an online survey that can be found here.


Council's General Manager, Jay Nankivell, said community feedback would provide vital insight into ongoing efforts to try and safeguard our city against flooding and create potential flood mitigation strategies.


"We're somewhat lucky in that we don't receive as much flooding as other areas, but when a flood does occur we're affected quite heavily as our infrastructure historically hasn't been equipped to handle it very well," said Mr Nankivell.


"We're already aware of many areas that get particularly hard hit, but we're very keen to hear from locals regarding problem areas and come up with solutions to try and limit the impact when flooding does occur."


WHAT: Floodplain Management Study Community Session

WHEN: 10am, October 25

WHERE: Council Chamber, 240 Blende Street