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The Cootamundra Floodplain Risk Management Study (CFPRMS), currently on public exhibition on the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC), website is attracting a lot of interest.

Drop-in sessions held on Thursday 27th April 2023 saw a number of people attend the sessions at the Alby Schultz Meeting Centre, to discuss the CFPRMS with consultants from WMAwater and Council staff.

Council engaged WMAwater to assist in the preparation of the Draft Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. The draft has been prepared in accordance with the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy, as outlined in the NSW Floodplain Development Manual 2005.

WMAwater consultants explained the various options presented in the draft study and the likely impacts these options would provide for residents who live in the immediate area of Muttama Creek.

Cleaning of the creek was discussed at length, and Council has met with various government departments this week to discuss options, and the relevant guidelines and regulations that would need to be observed to gain appropriate authorities to allow parts of the creek to be excavated.

A further public meeting will be held in the Alby Schultz Meeting Centre, in Cooper Street Cootamundra on Tuesday 9 May, starting a 6pm. Residents will be able to view the draft study and will include a formal presentation of the draft recommendations, as well as an overview of the themes coming from the exhibition period.

Residents can make submissions until 16 May 2023. Please check out the CGRC website for more information.

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Council along with WMAwater will host a public meeting on Tuesday 9 May at 6pm in the Alby Schultz Meeting Centre to discuss the Cootamundra Floodplain Risk Management Study currently on public exhibition. The study has options for managing Muttama Creek pictured right, this photo taken of Muttama Creek downstream of Poole Street.