Time discuss flood affects
THE Central Highlands Regional Council and Flood Recovery Coordination group is holding information sessions for the community on Monday at McIndoe Park.
“The meeting has come at a critical time. We have collected data on the event and we want to share that information with the community. It is also time for us to discuss what worked and didn’t work in terms of the response phase as well as discussion about how the recovery process is going,” Flood Recovery Coordination chairman councillor Kerry Hayes said.
“We hope residents will take this opportunity to be informed about what happened to our community as well as be involved in planning for the future.”
The first session, from noon to 4.30pm, will involve representatives being available for personal consultations.
Residents can discuss any personal issues in relation to the rebuilding of their homes and lives.
Then there will be a Flood Information Session, from 5.30pm to 9pm.
The session will be facilitated by the Flood Recovery Group with input from Mayor Peter Maguire, council flooding specialists and SunWater, who will discuss the operation of the Fairbairn Dam.
The session will present information about the flood event, the response and recovery phases, as well as projections for the future.
“The session is hoped to include and educate the community on what happened as well as try to work together to find a path for the future,” Cr Hayes said.
“We are hoping that by breaking the day into consultation time and a meeting we will give people a chance to have their personal questions answered as well as get a general overview from the perspective of the council and where we are planning to go in terms of recovery.”
“We will give people a chance to have their personal questions answered...”
Cr Kerry Hayes