More de­tails on flood­ing risks

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

PEN­RITH Coun­cil has be­gun de­vel­op­ing a com­pre­hen­sive Flood­plain Risk Man­age­ment Plan for the St Marys Catch­ment Area.

The coun­cil has re­cently adopted a new study for St Marys at Byrnes Creek lo­cated on the south­ern side of the rail­way line and bounded by M4 to the south, Mars­den Rd to the east and St Marys levee to the west.

The study in­cludes up­dated in­for­ma­tion about po­ten­tial flood-prone land and drainage paths.

“The St Marys (Byrnes Creek) Catch­ment Flood Study reaf­firms the 2006 Over­land Flood Study but with more de­tail,” Pen­rith Mayor Karen McKe­own said.

“The coun­cil has now se­cured more ac­cu­rate topo­graph­i­cal in­for­ma­tion and also used up-to-date flood modelling tech­niques so the new flood study more ac­cu­rately de­fines the flood-af­fected ar­eas.”

The coun­cil will write to res­i­dents if their prop­erty is likely to be im­pacted by flood­ing.

Mayor Karen McKe­own.

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