Bayside Council wants to hear from residents about flood-prone hotspots in the local government area.
The March 9 meeting of the council’s city work and assets committee recommended that the council set up a “Say your opinion” page on the council’s website to allow residents to upload photos of common flood-prone areas.
The Committee also recommended that the Council provide a list of all known flood hotspots across the LGA, including any new areas that may have been recently affected; and provides a list of top-10 hotspots for floods and plans for long-term mitigation of these areas, including funding options.
Following this, the municipality has set up an interactive flood mapping tool that allows residents to locate a flood site, upload an image and add additional information.
The Council will review the information and compare it with the current data outlined in its flood management studies and plans.
These plans outline flood mitigation measures to reduce the risk of future floods.
The NSW government requires councils to deal with flood problems and make plans to protect flood-prone areas.
The Bayside Council area has eight main catchments and two smaller catchments.
- Bardwell Creek and Wolli Creek Catchment: Turrella, Bardwell Valley and Bardwell Park, Bexley North, Kingsgrove
- Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road catchment area: Daceyville, Eastgardens, Hillsdale
- Bonnie Doon Catch Area: Arncliffe, Wolli Creek, Bonar Street
- Botany Bay and Foreshore Beach Upland: Botany and Port Botany
- Mascot, Rosebery and Eastlakes Catchment: Mascot, Rosebery and Eastlakes. The study also includes the Botany Wetlands catchment area.
- Sans Souci-opland: Ramsgate, San Souci, Monterey, Kogarah (del)
- Spring Street, Muddy Creek and Scarborough Ponds catchment areas: Banksia, Rockdale, Carlton, Bexley, Kogarah (del), Brighton Le Sands, Kyeemagh
- Springvale drains and Floodvale drains Upland: Banksmeadow and Pagewood (part)
Smaller catchments with minimal buildings
- Botany Bay hinterland: Coastal stripaffected by storm surges and ocean-dominated floods.
- Botanical wetland: Flood modeling has been completed for Mascot, Rosebery and Eastlakes Catchments.