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Pambula flood planning in council’s sights



Centipede Creek flood damage

Major culvert scouring and damage at Centipede Creek, Nethercote, following recent flooding. Photo: Supplied.

Recent heavy rain on the NSW Far South Coast has only served to highlight the need for better planning to reduce the impact of future floods, according to Bega Valley Shire Council.

Council is currently seeking input from the local community on its draft flood study findings for the catchment areas of the Pambula River, Pambula Lake and Yowaka River, and surrounding areas.

The public exhibition phase of the draft study is the result of significant input from the community through the initial consultation phase in 2019, and detailed site inspections by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) staff and…

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