A new investigation of the City of Greater Geelong’s largest urban drainage catchment is underway.
Residents are invited to share experiences of flooding in the Rippleside Catchment, which takes in the suburbs of North Geelong, Rippleside, Drumcondra, Geelong West, Manifold Heights, Herne Hill and Hamlyn Heights.
Personal memories, images and any other documented evidence of flood events will help the City and relevant authorities to better understand the flood risks and stormwater management opportunities in the 770 hectare catchment.
Residents and business and property owners are able to locate areas of interest on a virtual map, view the information and share experiences of flooding.
Information gathered in the flood study will be used to support land use planning, emergency response, and community flood preparedness planning.
Share your feedback for the Rippleside Flood Study on our Have Your Say page.
Community feedback closes Thursday 23 July 2020.
If you have any questions about the flood study or would like more information on how you can get involved please contact Matthew Wilson on 03 5272 5272 or [email protected]
Greater Geelong Mayor - Stephanie Asher
Council’s committed to improving community safety and resilience when it comes to weather events, like flooding.
Working together, we can use valuable information from residents to bolster the data and create a clearer picture of the Rippleside Catchment.
I encourage the community, particularly within the catchment, to contribute to the study so we can learn from the past and better plan for the future.
Chair, Parks, Gardens and City Services portfolio - Cr Anthony Aitken
The Rippleside Flood Study will improve our understanding of flooding behaviour in the City’s largest urban catchment area, which will benefit urban planning and emergency response efforts in the future.
To plan for the future needs of our communities in times of flood, it’s important we understand previous weather events, water movements and personal experiences.
I’m sure there are many residents in these suburbs who will be able to provide valuable information to the study, and we welcome their participation.