West Gippsland Floodplain Management Strategy

We are preparing the West Gippsland Floodplain Management Strategy to help communities understand their flood risk and take action to minimise the risk to themselves and their property.

The draft West Gippsland Regional Floodplain Management Strategy is now available for public feedback. Feedback on the draft Strategy will be accepted until Friday, 23 June.

Download a copy of the draft West Gippsland Regional Floodplain Management Strategy. You can also download a summary of the draft regional strategy.

The strategy will help coordinate agencies and communities to minimise flood risks.

Through this process everyone will gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each agency and flood risk across the region.

The final strategy will

  • help agencies with flood emergency management functions to align their priorities
  • provide a single, regional planning document for floodplain management to guide future investment priorities
  • align the efforts of various agencies and communities to deliver the outcomes called for by the Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy
  • assess flood risk across the region against the community’s tolerance for flood risks
  • explore a range of mitigation measures for the identified risks
  • prioritise the actions necessary to put preferred mitigation measures in place
  • consult with relevant communities to use local knowledge and empower communities

Timeline

  • September 2016 – identify regional risks with input from local government, SES, other agencies and community.
  • November/December 2016 – determine appropriate risk mitigation options with feedback from local government, SES, other agencies and community.
  • February 2017 – briefings to local government detailing risk and mitigation options
  • May/June 2017 – Draft Strategy released for public comment
  • October 2017 – Revised Strategy sent to the State Government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for  comment
  • December 2017 – Final Strategy released to the public

Useful links

Summary sheets

The West Gippsland Region

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The full draft strategy is available above, or you can download the regional summary sheet for more information.

Wellington Shire

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The full draft strategy is available above, or you can download the summary sheet relevant to Wellington Shire.

Bass Coast Shire

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The full draft strategy is available above, or you can download the summary sheet relevant to Bass Coast Shire.

South Gippsland Shire

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The full draft strategy is available above, or you can download the summary sheet relevant to South Gippsland Shire.

Baw Baw Shire

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The full draft strategy is available above, or you can download the summary sheet relevant to Baw Baw Shire.

Latrobe City

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The full draft strategy is available above, or you can download the summary sheet relevant to Latrobe City.

How to provide input

  • Use the contact form below
  • Email us at wgfms@wgcma.vic.gov.au
  • Call 1300 094 262
  • mail PO Box 1374, Traralgon
  • drop your written feedback in person to 16 Hotham Street, Traralgon or corner of Young and Bair streets in Leongatha
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