Molong Flood Study


Cabonne Council has engaged consultants to undertake a flood study for the town of Molong which will define mainstream flooding patterns along Molong Creek, Boree Hollow, Moss Hollow Creek and Foys Creek.  The study will also define flood behaviour in areas that are subject to flood impacts caused by inundation of the stormwater drainage system. 

The study is being undertaken by Council with funding assistance from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment which aims to build community resilience towards flooding through informing better planning of development, emergency management and community awareness.  Council has established a Floodplain Risk Management Committee which is comprised of relevant council members, state government agencies and community representatives.

The Flood Study is an important first step in the floodplain risk management process for this area and will be managed by Council according to the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Lands Policy. 

The various stages of the Flood Study will be as follows:

  • Review previous flooding investigations that have been undertaken at Molong.
  • Undertake survey of the creeks and stormwater drainage system, as well as the collection of data on historic flooding. 
  • Preparation of state-of-the-art computer models of the creeks and stormwater drainage system to determine flooding and drainage patterns, flood levels, flow velocities and depths of inundation.
  • Preparation of a Flood Study report which will document the findings of the investigation.  The draft Flood Study report will be placed on public exhibition following completion of the investigation seeking community feedback on its findings.

Following the completion of the Flood Study, the consultants will undertake the preparation of a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan which will assist Council in refining strategic plans for mitigating and managing the effects of the existing, future and continuing flood risk at Molong.

An important first step in the preparation of a Flood Study is to identify the availability of information on historic flooding in the study area.  The attached Community Questionnaire has been provided to residents and business owners to assist the consultants in gathering this important information. 

All information provided will remain confidential and for use in this study only.  Please complete the below questionnaire by 28 February 2023.


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