Shoalhaven City Council has engaged
WMAwater to assist with the preparation of the Currambene & Moona Moona
Creeks Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.
The Risk Management Study and Plan follows from the Flood Study, completed in
2006, which identified the existing flooding behaviour in the Curramabene Creek
and Moona Moona Creek catchments. The purpose of this Risk Management
Study and Plan is to identify and recommend appropriate actions to manage flood
risks in the catchments.
This information provides an introduction to the Risk Management Study and Plan
and informs you of its objectives.
Community Workshop Presentation
On the evening of Tuesday 26 August 2014, Council
held a community workshop at the Huskisson Community Centre to discuss the
progress of the study and to receive feedback from the community regarding the
proposed options. The workshop was well received by those who attended.
Consultants WMAwater provided a 30 minute
presentation which was followed by questions and discussion with Council staff
and the Consultants from those in attendance. A copy of the presentation
slides and a link to a video link of the presentation are provided below.
The Study Area
Currambene and Moona Moona Creeks flow into Jervis
Bay to the north and to the south of Huskisson. The Currambene Creek
catchment has an area of 160km², while the Moona Moona Creek catchment has an
area of 28km2.
Flooding from these creeks has the potential to
inundate properties and areas in the vicinity of the Huskisson, Vincentia,
Myola and Woollamia townships. To account for this, the study area will
reach as far upstream as the Princes Highway on Currambene Creek, down to the
Both Currambene Creek and Moona Moona
Creek are estuarial in their lower reaches, with Currambene Creek being tidal
to as far upstream as “The Falls” situated near the Princes Highway.
During the Floodplain Risk Management Study and
Plan process, consultation will be undertaken with the community in order to
establish a comprehensive list of management options.
In addition to the Questionnaire that
was circulated in early 2014, you will have further opportunities to comment on
the direction of the project during the public exhibition periods of the Draft
Risk Management Study and Plan, as well as a series of community workshops
conducted by Council and WMAwater.
Any comments received during the workshops or received in
writing will be taken into account before finalisation of the study and
For further information regarding this project please contact:
P: (02) 4429 3354
F: (02) 4422 1816