Related - Floodplain Manager September

Broken Hill Flash Flood Claims Life A man has died after a car was swept away as flash flooding hit Broken Hill. Save the date - QLD YFM Launch Event, Midday Tuesday 13 October A Queensland chapter of the Young Floodplain Managers group is set to launch this October. Royal Commission Told […] Read more »

Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal on Public Exhibition

A draft planning proposal for a major redevelopment of Parramatta CBD is now on public exhibition.  The proposal includes expansion of the CBD footprint, increased height limits on buildings and an increase in residential high rise buildings in the city centre. This will be accompanied by the revitalisation of public […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager August 2020

Editorial I could say that the past two years have been extraordinary in Australia with devastating widespread flooding across the north of the country, while further south the tightening effects of a prolonged drought contributed to the worst fire season recorded, a global pandemic, and then floods affecting some of […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager August 2020

NSW Towns Ordered to Evacuate Ahead of Floods The Shoalhaven region of NSW’s South Coast has experienced its worst flooding since 1991 with the NSW State Emergency Services (NSW SES) receiving more than 800 calls for assistance. Natural Hazards Funding Boost in Response to Natural Disaster Reports In light of […] Read more »

Parramatta Powerhouse Museum Flood Risk Review

Molino Stewart Principal, Steven Molino, has recently given evidence to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Parramatta Powerhouse Museum regarding flood risks which the current design poses to people and the museum collections. In 2014, the NSW State Government announced the Powerhouse Museum would be moved from its location in Ultimo […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager July 2020

Editorial This edition of Floodplain Manager has the usual mixture of interesting national and international news items, a greater than usual list of resources, and reports of significant flooding and losses throughout Asia during this monsoon season.  However, what I have chosen to devote this editorial to is something which […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager July 2020

Queensland Disaster Cost Hot Spot Mapping The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) has developed a web-based interactive mapping application to help identify the state’s most frequent and costly damage sites. The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index: Volume I Released The University of New England and the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative […] Read more »

Bundaberg Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS) to be Released

Bundaberg Regional Council (Council) sought to develop a CHAS for its 110km coastline which evaluated hazards such as coastal erosion, storm tide inundation and sea level rise and their potential impacts on the community, infrastructure and the environment. Council engaged Water Technology who worked collaboratively with Molino Stewart to prepare […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager June 2020

Editorial Our lead articles this month relate to flood resilient infrastructure.  It is good to see that the Federal and Queensland Governments are investing in rebuilding infrastructure which was damaged in the 2019 floods with infrastructure that is more resilient.  What is strange is that it appears that economic stimulus […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager June 2020

Concern Continues for Inland Rail Flood Risk In the wake of the Federal Government’s announcement to fast track the $10 billion Inland Rail project, communities continue to voice their concern about associated flood risks. Regional and Remote Queensland Gets $16 million for Resilient Infrastructure As part of the Commonwealth and […] Read more »