SES 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.
SES has also developed Municipal Flood Emergency Plans to prepare, respond to and recover from flood events within the Municipality.
Communities in the City of Maribyrnong are at risk from riverine and flash flooding events. There has been a recent increase in population density in Maribyrnong as well as an increase in land use which have increased the flood risk across the council.
This is particularly relevant to Seddon, Yarraville, Braybrook and Maidstone where the ability for water to drain is limited.
The Maribyrnong flood plain is comprised of 400 properties including commercial, residential and community facilities which are threatened by large river events in the order of 1 in 100 year events.
Households and business should refer to their Local Flood Guide or the Maribyrnong City Council Municipal Flood Emergency Plan for more information.