VICSES has developed Local Flood Guides to explain local flood risks for communities at risk. This includes advice for communities on how to prepare and respond to flood events and who to contact in the event of a flood.
We have also developed Municipal Flood Emergency Plans to prepare for, respond to and recover from flood events within the Municipality.
Central Goldfields Shire Council has a history of flooding including the significant flood events in November 2010, and January 2011 which impacted the townships of Maryborough, Carisbrook, Dunolly and vast extents of rural areas resulting in extensive damage.
The lead time to respond to a flood event may be limited. All households and businesses at risk of flooding should develop an emergency plan and be aware of their flood risk.
Households and business should refer to their Local Flood Guide or the Central Goldfields Shire Flood Emergency Plan for more information.