The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority is this month hosting drop-in sessions offering people a chance to contribute to flood studies for the Goulburn and Broken areas.
And Victoria’s Opposition water minister is encouraging people to attend the sessions.
State Member for Euroa Steph Ryan said the study was designed to improve the catchment authority’s understanding and planning for a 100-year flood.
‘‘These drop-in sessions are an opportunity for locals to share their own knowledge of flood events or close encounters over recent years,’’ Ms Ryan said.
‘‘It is important the catchment management authority hears about how our communities are affected in times of flooding and extreme rain events.
‘‘I encourage anyone interested to try and make it to one of the drop-in sessions.’’
Work has started on flood studies for the Broken River floodplain (Lake Nillahcootie to east Goulburn main channel), Goulburn River floodplain (Lake Eildon to Toolamba Bridge/Union Rd), rural areas (excluding Benalla, Seymour, Murchison and Shepparton) and large floods, a statement from Ms Ryan’s office said.
The drop-in sessions are at:
Nagambie: Monday from 4pm to 8pm, Nagambie Mechanics Hall, 286 High St.
Toolamba: Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm Toolamba Recreation Reserve and Community Centre, Wren St.
Benalla: Wednesday, February 14, from 4pm to 8pm, Pat Claridge room, Benalla library, 2 Fawckner Drive.
Those unable to attend can provide feedback. Visit www.gbcma.vic.gov.au