|Brunswick Valley Flood History...|
History of the Marshalls Creek Flooding
'Bring the RIVER back to LIFE !'
was the June 2005 flood levels on Capricornia
Canal the highest ever
present day flood crisis in the Brunswick Valley can be traced back
to two key documents dated 1976 and 1982.
The temporary outfall which was constructed is and has been for sometime ineffective due to road construction and dune stabilisation across the outfall mouth. Consequently, it is likely that existing residential development and any currently being approved on the lower parts of the estate is flood liable. This is contrary to the principles of sound flood plain management as enunciated in the Government's Flood Prone Lands policy and Council is likely to be in an invidious position in the event of flooding and damage to property. Council would therefore be well advised to undertake immediate remedial measures to alleviate this situation."
by Byron Shire Council from
'7 Warnings' Letter 1985 -
outlined by Council to the Ocean Shores Developer.
quick perusal of Council's files has provided the following in support
of Council's viewpoint in this matter."
from the then Minister for Planning and Environment Mr Bob Carr.
Story Northern Star September 1995 -
Proposed Options outlined...
The Flood of June 2005 - Highest levels of flooding and water damage ever experienced by residents on the Marshall's Creek Flood Plain.
What will happen in the future ? Do we sit and wait for the next flood ? Or is it time to re think and re plan ?
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Summary letter 1986
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