The rain events and flooding that swept through Northern Grampians Shire in January 2011 will have a long-lasting effect on our community both physically and socially. The floods caused around $20.5 million worth of damage to Council infrastructure, disrupted farming operations, damaged houses and property, affected livelihoods and caused much distress to residents across the Shire. The impact of the floods has been felt far beyond the areas immediately affected and will continue to be felt for many years to come.
Northern Grampians Shire Council is fully committed to restoring the social, economic, built and natural assets of our community in conjunction with State and Federal Government bodies. The Council has established the Flood Recovery Team, which is fully funded from State and Federal Government grant funding, to ensure a coordinated and timely response to this natural disaster. The Municipal Recovery Action Plan (MRAP) 2011-2013 was adopted by the Council in April 2011 and the Team is working diligently to implement the actions outlined in the plan. (Click on the link at the bottom of this page to download the MRAP.)
For a full overview of the floods and the damage they caused, click on the "Floods overview" link below.
Flood Recovery Team on ABC Local Radio
Check out the audio, photos and story from ABC 594AM's live broadcast from our Info Exchange Breakfast on Friday 21 October 2011. Click here for all the details.
Click on the links below for more information about the Flood Recovery Team's efforts.
Keeping you informed
The Flood Recovery Team places a high priority on keeping the community informed of its progress. As a result, the team regularly communicates with the Northern Grampians Shire community through a range of methods including our Flood Recovery Update newsletters, stories in local newspapers and on radio and television, our Flood Recovery e-bulletins, the Council's Facebook page and these dedicated Flood Recovery web pages.
Click here to join the Flood Recovery E-bulletin list
Click here to download Flood Recovery Updates
Click here to read our latest media releases
Click here to like us on Facebook
Click here to send the Communications Coordinator an email
Click here to download the Municipal Recovery Action Plan