The Teesdale Flood Study will determine the potential impacts of riverine flooding in Teesdale from Native Hut Creek and a key tributary.
The Study will provide a more accurate picture of flood mapping in the township, which will be used to inform future urban planning and to alert emergency management organisations of areas of risk in a flood event. Options for flood warning systems will be provided as part of the Study, as well as floor level surveys.
As part of the Teesdale Flood Study, the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation will undertake Aboriginal Cultural Heritage assessments around Native Hut Creek and if Aboriginal Cultural Heritage values are found, potential flood mitigation options will be identified.
The Teesdale Flood Study builds upon the planning work of the Teesdale Structure Plan (2021) and once approved it will be used to update the flood overlay mapping for Teesdale in the Golden Plains Shire Planning Scheme.
The Teesdale Flood Study is supported by the Victorian Government, with $162,700 from the Risk and Resilience Grants Program through Emergency Management Victoria. The program is jointly funded by the Australian Government in partnership with the States and Territories under the National Partnership Agreement for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The Teesdale Flood Study engagement was open from Monday 18 July to Monday 22 August.
During the engagement period, Teesdale residents were invited to take part in the Flood Study by attending one of two consultation sessions. Residents had the opportunity to discuss flooding in Teesdale and were encouraged to bring photos or evidence of historic flood events to help inform the Study, as well as information on potential aboriginal cultural heritage values in the vicinity of Native Hut Creek.
Residents are also invited to submit photos and evidence of historical flood events in the township online.
What Happens Next
Input provided by Teesdale residents will be used to inform the Teesdale Flood Study, which is expected to be presented to Council in early 2023.