Cranebrook Flood Study - Community Consultation

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Penrith City Council has engaged Lyall and Associates, an independent consultant specialising in flood studies, to prepare the study on our behalf.

The study will help us improve our understanding of flood behaviour, the speed and depth of flood water, and to identify problem areas.

The study area includes the suburbs of Cranebrook and North Penrith.

We need your help!

If you live in the areas mentioned, your local knowledge and personal experience will help us identify flooding ‘trouble spots’ and aid in the development of a computer flood model.

We are interested in documenting past experiences of flooding at your property or in your neighborhood and encourage you to complete our survey and send us any pictures of previous flooding.

Complete our survey here

Consultation period: Monday 21 September - Friday 9 October

What is involved in preparing a flood study?

  • collection and review of all available flood-related information for the area.
  • development of computer models to simulate the transformation of rainfall into runoff and to determine how that runoff would be distributed across the catchment.
  • calibration of the computer models to reproduce historic floods.
  • use of the computer models to simulate a range of hypothetical floods from relatively frequent storms right up to the largest flood that could possibly occur.
  • preparation of a flood study report and maps summarising the outcomes of all stages of the investigation.

Penrith City Council has engaged Lyall and Associates, an independent consultant specialising in flood studies, to prepare the study on our behalf.

The study will help us improve our understanding of flood behaviour, the speed and depth of flood water, and to identify problem areas.

The study area includes the suburbs of Cranebrook and North Penrith.

We need your help!

If you live in the areas mentioned, your local knowledge and personal experience will help us identify flooding ‘trouble spots’ and aid in the development of a computer flood model.

We are interested in documenting past experiences of flooding at your property or in your neighborhood and encourage you to complete our survey and send us any pictures of previous flooding.

Complete our survey here

Consultation period: Monday 21 September - Friday 9 October

What is involved in preparing a flood study?

  • collection and review of all available flood-related information for the area.
  • development of computer models to simulate the transformation of rainfall into runoff and to determine how that runoff would be distributed across the catchment.
  • calibration of the computer models to reproduce historic floods.
  • use of the computer models to simulate a range of hypothetical floods from relatively frequent storms right up to the largest flood that could possibly occur.
  • preparation of a flood study report and maps summarising the outcomes of all stages of the investigation.
  • Council has appointed Lyall & Associates to undertake a detailed flood study for the Cranebrook catchment, which includes the suburbs of Cranebrook and North Penrith.  The enclosed Information Sheet and the “Floodplain Management” page of the Penrith City Council web page www.penrith.city/fps provide information on the steps involved in the preparation of the flood study.

    We encourage you to complete and return this questionnaire to share your local knowledge and experience of flooding which will help us prepare a flood study that is shaped by local information that may otherwise go unrecorded.

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