Penrith City Council is preparing a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creeks and wants to receive local knowledge so the information used to undertake the study is as accurate as possible.
“Flooding is a very real issue in many areas of Penrith and Council wants to make sure its planning includes the knowledge that only locals can provide,” said Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen.
“This local knowledge will help us develop realistic and effective plans to reduce the risk and costs of flooding and help people respond in the case of an emergency as well as guiding future development in the area under examination.
“This is why we are contacting residents in South Penrith, Jamisontown and parts of Penrith.”
Information surveys have been sent out by mail to all those living within the study area of Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creeks catchment with the survey also is available on Council’s website. Residents are encouraged to complete the survey and return it by 14 July 2022.
“The process also looks at making the community more resilient and prepared, including evacuation education and preparation,” Cr Hitchen added.
For more information and to download the surveys, go to yoursaypenrith.com.au
Penrith Council has appointed consultants Catchment Simulation Solutions to prepare a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creeks catchment.
The Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creeks catchment study area covers approximately 12 square kilometres across South Penrith, Jamisontown and part of Penrith and is generally bounded by the M4 Motorway in the south and extends to Penrith CBD in the north.