Help shape flooding and stormwater management in Manningham

2 May 2022
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Together with the community, we want to better understand Manningham’s water and flood management challenges and consider the best ways to address them.

From Tuesday 3 May, we’re calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from community members to join a Community Reference Panel.

The panel will help guide the development of the:

  • Manningham Flood Mapping Project
  • Integrated Water Management Strategy 

The Community Reference Panel will help us better understand the increasing flooding and stormwater management challenges facing the community. These challenges relate to climate change, development pressure and population growth.

Manningham Mayor, Cr Michelle Kleinert, said she is proud Council is engaging with the community and proactively addressing these challenges now. 

Flood mapping will be undertaken in accordance with Regulation 148 of the Building Regulations 2018.

This information will help us:

  • forecast the likelihood and impact of floods
  • understand flood risk
  • plan mitigation activities

“It’s essential that we partner with the community to inform our strategic direction and implementation plans. The Community Reference Panel will support quality decision making, best placing us to proactively and sustainably meet the challenges ahead,” she said.

“We’ve seen recent flood events devastate communities across southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, demonstrating how climate impacts are changing and likely to worsen.

“We’re committed to engaging with our community and working closely with State agencies, including Melbourne Water, to ensure the long-term sustainability, resilience and liveability of Manningham,” Cr Kleinert said.

The panel will consist of:

  • an independent facilitator
  • community members
  • Councillors
  • Council officer representatives
  • subject matter experts

The term of the Community Reference Panel will be a maximum of four years.

You can register your interest online or pick up an application form from the Manningham Civic Centre.

The EOI process will close on Friday 17 June 2022.

For more information visit YourSay Manningham.