Regional Floodplain Management Strategy

Corangamite Regional Floodplain Management Strategy 2018-2028

The Corangamite Floodplain Management Strategy outlines how the ecological and cultural values of the natural floodplains can be protected while also managing the risks to life, property and assets associated with flooding.

The Strategy sets out how agencies will:
1. Work to understand, avoid and better manage flood risks.
2. Better understand and improve the environmental and cultural values of floodplains.
3. Support flood-emergency preparation and response across the region.

In the Corangamite region, many authorities work together to help protect and support communities affected by flooding. These include:
→→ federal and state government agencies
→→ local government authorities (LGAs)
→→ Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA)
→→ Traditional Owners
→→ emergency services.

The Strategy outlines how the knowledge and experience developed by these agencies over many years will be used to improve responses to existing and future challenges, including climate change and a growing region.

It focuses on flooding associated with river systems(riverine flooding) and coastal storm surge inundation. In considering coastal storm surge inundation, the Strategy includes planning for projected sea level rise scenarios. It does not include actions relating to stormwater flooding or rural drainage. The Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy will be released in 2018. Stormwater flood risks are the responsibility of LGAs,as outlined in the Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy (VFMS) and, therefore, are best dealt with through local government planning processes.

While the VFMS outlines that CMAs are accountable for developing and periodically reviewing Regional Floodplain Management Strategies, it is important that LGAs and VICSES – the two main stakeholder groups that will have key functions and a funding role under the Strategy – are involved in its development.

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