Flood information for the Melton City Council, encompassing local flood guides for Melton West and the Melton City Council Municipal Flood Emergency Plan.
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.
VICSES has also developed Municipal Flood Emergency Plans to prepare, respond to and recover from flood events within Municipality.
Melton sits predominantly within the Werribee River catchment with tributaries including Toolern Creek, Djerriwarrh Creek, Yangardook River, Arnold Creek and Little Blind Creek.
Heavy rainfall can often occur, causing flooding to Arnold Creek which will have impacts on Melton West and Brookfield.
Melton City Council has a history of flooding including a significant flood event in 2011 which impacted a number of creek crossings with the most significant damage to Weir Road.
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 beware of their flood risk.
Households and business should refer to their Local Flood Guide or Melton City Council Flood Emergency Plan for more information.