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 each Municipality.
Mooney Valley City Council has a history of flooding (riverine flooding and flash flooding) including a significant flood event in September 1993. Other significant flood events have occurred in 1871, 1891, 1906, 1916, 1924, 1954, 1974 and 1993.
Locations at risk of flooding include Aberfeldie, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale, Airport West, Keilor West, Niddrie, Essendon West, Avondale Heights, Strathmore Heights, Strathmore and Essendon.
Tidal flows from Port Phillip Bay may also influence flooding in some locations within Mooney Valley City Council.
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 Municipal Flood Emergency Plan for more information.