Updates to Yenda's flood map, touted to reduce insurance costs for the town's residents, have been pushed back by Griffith City Council.
Council was set to adopt the update, which was placed on public exhibition earlier this year, at Tuesday's council meeting.
However it was revealed "an administrative error" had resulted in a community member's submission to the update not being sent to Torrent Consulting, the agency putting together the report.
Council made the decision to push back the adoption of the update until a meeting in June, giving time for this submission to be considered by the consulting agency.
"From my perspective it is important that each and every submission that is received is considered by the consultant," general manager Brett Stonestreet said during the meeting.
The missing submission, sent to council by Yenda resident Paul Rossetto, included concerns that the update did not properly consider the impact of Burley Griffin Way and the Temora-Griffith railway line on funnelling floodwater into Yenda.
Mr Rossetto also made two other submissions, one under the banner of the Yenda Progress Association and one under the banner of the Yenda Flood Victims Association, however these were correctly forwarded to Torrent Consulting and considered.
The flood map predicts how Yenda and surrounding areas would be impacted by future floods, and the proposed update was put forward by council following recent flood mitigation works.
The update suggests the area would be significantly less impacted than it would have been before the works.
Speaking to The Area News earlier this year, council's director of utilities Graham Gordon said council is "very confident" that adopting the flood mapping update would reduce insurance premiums for residents in Yenda.
Once the flood map update is officially adopted by council, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) will assess the update and potentially make amendments to insurance costs for people in Yenda.
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