Yenda still feeling the pain from $100m floods in 2012 I Gallery

YENDA is still reeling from the $100 million damage the 2012 floods caused, which is why the city council's flood study is so important, according to Councillor Paul Rossetto.

Cr Rossetto is worried the flood study has been rushed through and he has encouraged residents to make a submission before Friday about whether they think the consultants have done an accurate job representing the impact of the decommissioning of the two historic flood escapes at the EMR site had on diverting Mirool Creek flood flows into the town.

He said the lives of 450 families had been disrupted by the floods, which had caused damage estimated at about $100 million.

"We also have four public buildings that are damaged and probably can't be replaced," Cr Rossetto said.

He said he was concerned residents would be hit by similar floods every 18 years if the issue was not addressed.

Cr Rossetto said the study, in its currrent form, did not offer answers to the residents who had had their lives turned upside down during the floods.

"The Main Drain J Catchment and Mirrool Creek draft study 28-day public exhibition period represents the last effective chance victims of the March 2012 floods will have to have input into the document and therefore I urge all victims to request a copy of the draft from council and submit their concerns," Cr Rossetto said.

"The Main Drain J Catchment Study when complete that will form the basis for the second step of the Flood Plain Management committee process called the Main Drain J Catchment and Mirrool Creek Management Plan."

An electronic version is available at www.infomaster. griffith.nsw.gov.au/GCCFiles/Floodplain_Minutes_Attach_Griffith_Main_Drain_Jand_Mirrool_Creek_Catchment_Flood Study.pdf

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