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Herbert River Flood Study Consultation


Herbert River Flood Mapping Update 2015

In 2003 WBM Oceanics Australia completed the Herbert River Flood Study for the Herbert River Improvement Trust.  A deliverable of this study was the production of flood level, depth and hazard mapping.  Since the completion of this study more data has become available to improve the accuracy of the model.  In December 2015, BMT WBM in association with Venant Solutions Pty Ltd undertook an update to Council’s Flood Model.  These updates have resulted in changes to the flood level, depth and hazard predicted by the model.  These updates are not reflected in the mapping referred to in the current planning scheme, but have formed the basis for the new planning scheme which is currently being produced.  The updated model is now being used to issue 100 Year Flood Level Certificates.

Council has recieved numerous enquiries from the general public regarding the lack of flood information available through Council.  These requests have prompted the development of a full set of flood maps for both the flood hazard and flood depth for the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and possible maximum flood events.  A total of 70 maps have been developed, which cover the following areas of the Hinchinbrook Flood Plain:

  • Ingham
  • South Ingham (Toobanna and Blackrock)
  • Lower Herbert Area (Bemerside, Macknade and Cordelia)
  • Halifax
  • Trebonne

The 2015 Herbert River Flood Depth and Hazard Maps have been released for public consultation as part of the 2017 Draft Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme communication and consultation strategy.

Note that the beach communities of Taylors Beach, Lucinda and Forrest Beach fall under the storm surge model, which is not included in this study.


Community Consultation

The 2015 Herbert River Flood Depth and Hazard Maps have been released for public consultation as part of the Draft Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017 communication and consultation strategy.

Hinchinbrook Shire Council is pleased to advise that in accordance with s 117 – 121 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, Council is proceeding with public consultation of the Draft Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017 and the Herbert River Flood Mapping Update 2015

The purpose of the Draft Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017 is to provide the community with a modern planning document that:

  • Articulates Council’s vision for the Shire and region for the next 25 years.
  • Takes advantage of, and incorporates new data available for the region into the scheme.
  • Aligns with recent legislation changes introduced by the State Government.

Council encourages all residents and property owners to review the Draft Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017 and the Herbert River Flood Mapping Update 2015 and make a submission where appropriate. 

A copy of the Draft Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017 and the Herbert River Flood Mapping Update 2015 will be made available for inspection at Council’s main office at 25 Lannercost Street, Ingham as well as the Hinchinbrook Shire Library, Ingham and the Halifax Subbranch.

Public consultation of the draft planning scheme and the flood study update will commence on Monday 24 July 2017 and conclude on Tuesday 5 September 2017.

A number of Open Days and Public Meetings is being made available to the public where council staff, professionals and experts as well as Councillors will be available at the Council Building in Ingham.

Public Consultation period from Monday 24 July 2017 to Tuesday 5 September 2017, 9am to 5pm – Hinchinbrook Community Room. Staff will be available to assist with enquiries and questions

Open Days 15, 16 & 17 August 2017, 9am to 5pm – Hinchinbrook Community Room. Staff and expert consultants will be available to assist with enquiries and questions.

Public Meetings on 15, 16 & 17 August, Council Chambers, 5:30pm to 6:15pm (45 Min)


Documentation

Click to View: Herbert River Flood Study Update 2003 Volume 1

Click to View: Herbert River Flood Study Update 2003 Volume 2 Part 1

Click to View: Herbert River Flood Study Update 2003 Volume 2 Part 2

This documentation is placed for the public to view and use it as a tool for comparison between the previous Flood Study Update and the new Flood Study Update.


Click to View: Herbert River Flood Study Update 2015

The Herbert River Flood Study Update 2015 is the current document Council will be taking to Community Consultation. This documentation is placed for the public to view and to make a submission to Council regarding any issues they may have with the Flood Update.


Submissions - Have Your Say

Any person may make a submission about any aspect of the Draft Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017 during the public consultation period, and must be provided to Council by either writing, online, or by email. 

In order for a submission to be determined as properly made, the submission must state the name and residential or business address of each submitter, state the grounds of the submission and the facts/circumstances relied upon in support of the submission.  Written submissions must be signed by each person making the submission, however signatures are not required for online and email or electronic submissions.

Printable hard copies of the form can be download here: Submission Forms

Submissions must be directed as follows:

  • Written submissions: by post addressed to The Chief Executive Officer, Hinchinbrook Shire Council, PO Box 366, Ingham, QLD, 4850 or in person at Council’s customer service centre at 25 Lannercost Street, Ingham.
  • Submissions made via email or using the online submission form can be sent to: planningscheme@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

Written and electronic submissions must be received by Council no later than 5pm on Tuesday 5th September 2017

Draft Planning Scheme Community Consultation Submission

Title

Full Name

Postal Address

Organisation

Phone Number

Email Address

What is your submission in relation to?

Submission

The following questions are provided as a guide only. Feel free to provide information in a different format or provide additional information as needed. If relevant, please also attach any additional information in support of your submission.

Does your submission relate to a specific property? If so, please provide the following details

Address

Real Property Description

Property Identification Number

Please provide the details of your submission Where relevant, please include aspects of the Draft Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017 and the Herbert River Flood Study 2015 that you support or object. Include the grounds (reasons) for the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in the support on the grounds. References to specific sections of the Herbert River Flood Study and the Draft Hinchinbrook Shire Planning Scheme 2017. Any suggestions for improvement

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