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Retention basin plan for Fairy Meadow’s Cabbage Tree Creek

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Google view of McMahon Street and Cabbage Tree Creek, Fairy Meadow. Photo: Google.

AN information session for residents on options to build a detention basin to manage flood risks in McMahon Street, Fairy Meadow will be held by Wollongong City Council today (Tuesday March 12).

The site is in the Cabbage Tree Creek catchment.

Council’s manager infrastructure planning and strategy, Mike Dowd said a detention basin in this area was identified in the Fairy and Cabbage Tree Creek catchment floodplain risk management plan.

“This option has been supported by the community.,” he said.

“A detention basin will go some way towards reducing the impact of flooding on houses, roads and land. We will be holding an information session for the community, to share the work our specialist technical consultants have done so far on the proposed basin design.

“We’d also like to find out more about what the community values in this area and if they currently use the proposed detention basin site for other activities, such as walking,” Mr Dowd said.

Residents and the community are invited to drop in to the information session at Mount Ousley Public School Hall, McGrath Street, Fairy Meadow on Tuesday March 12 at 4pm to 6pm.

For those unable to attend the session, information and a form to provide feedback will be available on Wollongong City Council’s  website until Sunday March 31.

 

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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