Floodplain Manager April 2022

Editorial As the Australian east coast was hit by yet more flooding in the beginning of April, it was sad to hear that there was yet another fatality, again a driver in a vehicle and again an older man. As we report this month, research has shown that this is […] Read more »

2011 Brisbane Floods Class Action Closed

More than 6,000 residents and businesses that were affected by Brisbane River flooding in 2011 mounted a class action against the Queensland Government and Sunwater and SEQWater who own and operate Sommerset and Wivenhoe dams respectively. The NSW Supreme Court found that the dam owners and operators were negligent in […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager April 2022

Floods Cut Off Remote Communities in WA Intense Rainfall in the Midwest and Murchison in Western Australia flooded roads and cut access across the region. Déjà Vu for Communities Along the Hawkesbury-Nepean River Intense rainfall produced flooding of the Nepean and Hawkesbury Rivers and across other parts of Sydney for […] Read more »

Heat Refuges in Blacktown

Molino Stewart principal Neil Dufty has authored an article recently published in the April 2022 edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management about the use of heat refuges during heatwave emergencies. Heatwaves are a potentially deadly hazard in Australia that can cause heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Neil’s article […] Read more »

Third Annual Environmental Audit for Parramatta Light Rail Completed

Molino Stewart was approved by DPIE and appointed by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) as the independent environmental auditor for the construction of the Parramatta Light Rail (PLR) project. It recently conducted the third of five annual environmental audits which included auditing TfNSW’s management role as well as two separate construction […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager March 2022

Editorial I cannot image what it must be like for the residents and business owners in Lismore and other towns to be near completing the first phase of post flood clean up only to be flooded again. I say “first phase” because flood recovery is a long process and the […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager March 2022

“Rain Bomb” Moves South Causing More Floods The East Coast low that devastated south-east Queensland and northern NSW in late February moved south in early March, flooding more river systems. Broken Hill’s Highest Daily Rainfall on Record Floods CBD On 15th March heavy rainfall exceeded previous rainfall records in Broken […] Read more »

Neil Dufty to Speak at Conservation in Action Conference

Molino Stewart principal Neil Dufty will be speaking at the upcoming Conservation in Action Conference 2022 as Executive Officer of the NSW Roadside Environment Committee. Linear reserves account for approximately 6% of NSW and include road reserves, travelling stock reserves (TSRs), rail corridors and utility easements. Neil’s presentation will examine […] Read more »

Linear Reserve Environmental Management Forum

Molino Stewart is organising the 2022 Forum of the NSW Roadside Environment Committee which will be held on Tuesday 17 May at the New South Wales Teachers Federation Conference Centre in Surry Hills. This year’s theme is ‘Can Do Corridors: Highlighting Good Practices in Linear Reserve Environmental Management’. The forum […] Read more »