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Collins Creek flood study on exhibition

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The Collins Creek catchment at Dumbrell Street, Bulli. Picture: Wollongong City Council

 

THE draft Collins Creek Flood Study has been released by Wollongong City Council for public exhibition.

The report, which covers the Collins Creek catchment in Bulli, Woonona, Russell Vale, Bellambi and Corrimal, will be on public exhibition for comment from June 17 to July 19.

Community information sessions will be held at Bulli Senior Citizens Centre and Bulli Surf Club where the floodplain engineers working on the study will be able to answer your questions this Saturday and the following Tuesday.

  • Saturday June 22, drop in anytime between 9:30am – 11am, Bulli Senior Citizens Centre, 8 Hospital Rd, Bulli
  • Tuesday June 25, drop in anytime between 4pm – 5:30pm, Bulli Surf Lifesaving Club, Trinity Row, Bulli

Following the consideration of submissions received during the public exhibition period, the Collins Creek Flood Study will go to Council for adoption.

A Council spokesperson said the Floodplain Risk Management Study looks at what the risks and damage from floods might be, and what could be done to reduce those risks.

“We’ll again be inviting the community to contribute to that process when the time comes,” the spokesperson said.

The draft study is also available at Corrimal Library, along with copies of a Frequently Asked Questions sheet, feedback forms and reply-paid envelopes available for people to make comment.

Comment can also be made online at Council’s website http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au

For further information call the Council (02) 4227 7111 or email engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

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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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