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Floodplain Risk Management Study

Georges Plains Floodplain Risk Management Study

The village of Georges Plains is located approximately 13 km south-west of Bathurst on the Trunkey Road. The village is located on the left bank of Georges Plains Creek immediately upstream of its confluence with Vale Creek. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the village can be affected by floodwaters from both creeks. Flooding from Georges Plains Creek can be exacerbated by flood debris collecting on the road bridge.

The overall objective of the study is to develop a draft floodplain risk management plan for the study area that addresses the existing, future and continuing flood problems, in accordance with the NSW Government's Flood Policy. The following issues specific to Georges Plains were identified in the Brief:

  • Loss of bridge waterway area due to vegetation trapping sand and silt.
  • Enlarging the channel of Georges Plains Ck from the confluence with Queen Charlottes Vale Ck and the upstream end of the village as a floodplain management option.
  • The impacts of sand and gravel extraction for commercial purposes (assumed to be minimising flooding impacts).
  • Voluntary purchase of low lying properties as a floodplain management option
  • The impact of the belt of trees upstream of the bridge on flooding.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Georges Plains Floodplain Risk Management Study
River Basin 421 - Macquarie-Bogan
Publication Date 31 July 2007
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
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Council/LGA Bathurst Regional Council
Author/ Prepared by Cardno Willing
Publish date 14 June 2019
Update date 1 July 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 14 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 1 July 2019
Approved by jhudson
Identifier abbef6fe-a5f3-4e1b-a179-b0e10081b4aa