Have your say on Emu Plains flood study

Have your say on Emu Plains flood study

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Penrith City Council is committed to the goal of a safer, stronger, more resilient region by continuing to improve flood risk management.

The draft Emu Plains Overland Flow Flood Study is on public exhibition from 6 August to 3 September and we invite you to have your say.

“Penrith Council is committed to flood risk management for our residents and encourages people living in the study area to have their say,” said Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM.

“This transparent approach to local flood planning is designed to ensure our residents are fully informed about the nature and extent of potential flooding that may happen in their area.

“Community consultation is an important part of Council planning, because local feedback means we develop plans that are relevant and include information that only local residents can provide.

“This is why we have written to residents in the Emu Plains, Emu Heights and Leonay seeking their comments on the draft study,” he said.

Background Information
Letters and a factsheet containing a summary of the draft flood study have been sent out by mail to all those living within the study area.

The information is also on the council web page and people living in those areas are encouraged to visit yoursaypenrith.com.au and register for our online community information session. The online session will be held on Thursday 20 August from 6-8pm.

The draft study reports can be viewed online at:

The study area covers the suburbs of Emu Plains, Emu Heights and Leonay and it is bounded by the Penrith LGA boundary to the west, and the Nepean River to the north and east. It has an area of approximately 13.7 km2 and has a contributing catchment of approximately 24.6 km2, including the Tunnel Gully, Knapsack Creek and Lapstone Creek catchments.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 12 August 2020.