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Wooli River Floodplain Management Plan

The Wooli River is located on the north coast of New South Wales, approximately 650 kilometres north of Sydney. The river has a catchment area of around 194 square kilometres, encompassing the village of Wooli, low lying swamps and tidal marshes in the lower catchment, and a heavily timbered upper catchment. The mainstream length of the river is approximately 35 kilometres and the head waters rise to a height of 190 metres above sea level. Tidal influence extends inland approximately 15km along the Wooli River and Bookram Creek.

The Wooli River Floodplain Management Study identified practical structural and non-structural floodplain management options for the village of Wooli. Options investigated included house raising, levees, road raising, contingency planning and planning and development controls. The options were assessed in term of their effectiveness and performance in achieving management goals from hydraulic, economic, planning, social and environmental perspectives. The Wooli Floodplain Management Committee allocated the following priorities to floodplain management options identified in the Wooli River Floodplain Management Study:

  • Priority One- Contingency Planning, Evacuation Planning and Recovery Planning
  • Priority Two- Education Program for Flood Awareness and Preparedness
  • Priority Three- Flood Forecasting, Warning and Monitoring System
  • Priority Four- Structural Options (entrance works, dredging, house raising, levee options)

Additional Information

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Title Wooli River Floodplain Management Plan
Publication Date 1 December 1999
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Clarence Valley Council
Author/ Prepared by Patterson Britton & Partners
Publish date 11 July 2019
Update date 11 July 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 11 July 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 12 July 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier da541678-5348-49ae-b90c-389990da5cdf