VICSES has developed (currently developing for this Municipality) Local Flood Guides to explain local flood risks for communities at risk. This includes advice for communitites 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 for, respond to and recover from flood events within the Municipality.
Mildura Rural City Council has a history of flooding, this includes both riverine and storm related flash flooding.
The last signicant riverine flood event occurred in 1956. Since this time a number of levees have been constructed and the introduction of land use planning requirements has reduced the riverine flood risk to Mildura and surrounding suburbs. There is also a significant lead time of greater then 7 weeks to respond to a riverine flood event.
Storm related or flash flooding is seen as a higher risk to the Mildura Municipality, as was the case in February 2011 when 108mm of rain fell in 4 hours, causing significant property and agricultural damage to Mildura and surrounds.
All households and businesses at risk of flooding should develop an emergency plan and be aware of their flood risk. Land subject to inundation information is available from Council and the Mallee Catchment Management Authority.
Local Flood Guides
Local Flood Guides for Mildura, Colignan and Nangiloc are in development.
Your local SES units are:
- Mildura Unit: 70 Twelfth Street, Mildura 3502
- Murrayville Unit: 19 Poole Street, Murrayville 3512
- Ouyen Unit: 50 Farrell Street, Ouyen 3490