Residents and businesses in the Richmond Valley will be better prepared for flood risks thanks to a $133,999 grant awarded to Richmond Valley Council to update its local flood modelling as part of the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program.
Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the funding would help Council to better understand and manage local flood levels, risk and exposure in the community.
“I congratulate Richmond Valley Council on its success in securing funding to update the Richmond River Flood Study, which aims to provide a single, clear and consistent flood model covering the entire Richmond Valley local government area from Casino to Broadwater,” Mr Gulaptis said.
Richmond Valley Council General Manager Vaughan Macdonald welcomed the funding to update the flood modelling as it is critical to supporting sustainable development across the Richmond Valley.
“We know flooding is a regular occurrence on the Northern Rivers and we need accurate flood models to support development decisions by Council and government agencies.”