The Seymour Flood Mitigation Project is being developed to provide protection to the Seymour Township, property, buildings, essential services and residents against a 1-in-100-year flood from the Goulburn River.
A levee design is being developed to provide a positive benefit to the community of Seymour and the wider Mitchell Shire, including those outside the levee system.
It is estimated that more than 300 properties are vulnerable in such an event including a large part of Seymour's commercial activities and essential services, including the hospital and police station.
Increased protection from flooding offered by the project will provide an opportunity to review the existing flood zoning and overlays which have restricted development in the area.
Detailed design phase
- Council is currently working on the detailed design phase to:
- Finalise the precise alignment, footprint, shape and height of the levee.
- Determine how the levee is integrated into the existing environment.
- Identify areas where a temporary levee might be utilised instead of a permanent structure.
- Determine the required works to ensure storm water drainage within the township is not impacted.
- Minimise the risks to identified cultural heritage, archaeological and environmentally important areas and assets.
- Finalise the type and quantities of materials used to construct the works.
- Identify how much land is required to be acquired to build the levee.
Once the design in completed, a Public Acquisition Overlay (PAO) will then be introduced into the Mitchell Planning Scheme via a Planning Scheme Amendment. Land acquisition can then proceed followed by the construction of the levee. The final construction of the levee bank is expected to occur in 2018/19.
For more information, please visit www.engagingmitchellshire.com/seymour-flood-mitigation.