Glenorchy Flood recovery

October 2022 Community Flood Recovery Planning

The Northern Grampians Shire Council Flood Recovery Plan will guide both council and local residents to design and implement activities, programs, and projects required by the Glenorchy community as a result of the October 2022 floods. 

To ensure that the plan follows the National Principles of Recovery, the council will partner with the Glenorchy community and other key stakeholders to:

  • Gain and in-depth understanding of how the community have been affected
  • Acknowledge and learn from the complexities that exist around emergency events and the recovery process 
  • Use community-led approaches to support the community in dealing with the impacts of the floods and preparing for future events
  • Utilise effective and efficient communication models to inform the community with regard to council intentions, available support, and opportunities to engage
  • Coordinate both opportunity and approach within the broader community, and with state and federal governments 
  • Provide opportunities for community members to build capacity where it is identified there is a need  


Project update

Drainage repairs and maintenance 

For updates on identified issues, work needed, and timelines for completion, please download and view Glenorchy-drainage-repairs-and-upgrades.pdf(PDF, 42KB)  (last updated on 26 April 2023).

Flood modelling 

You can also find out what mitigation options have been modelled and the results by viewing Glenorchy-Flood-Modelling-options-02-05-2023.pdf(PDF, 33KB) 






Glenorchy residents were provided with the opportunity to engage with Northern Grampians Shire Council and other key stakeholders as both a means to distribute key information and to explore and identify solutions designed to lessen the impact of flood. This process is ongoing.

Recovery to Preparation - Glenorchy Community Session: 27 April 2023

Six months on from the 2022 October Floods: How has the Glenorchy community been affected? What are the persisting challenges? What will best support recovery?

Glenorchy residents were invited to a community dinner with guest speaker David Younger, to discuss:

  • Coping with natural disaster challenges
  • Tips for maintaining health and wellbeing in the long-term?
  • The most effective ways to strengthen communities?
  • How a community can move from recovery to preparation?

There will be time for Q & A and conversation

 Recovery to Preparation- Glenorchy Community Session(PDF, 127KB) 

Community Flood Recovery Community Mitigation meeting: 30 November 2022

This second meeting was an opportunity for residents in Glenorchy and surrounding district to:   

  • Gain an understanding of the outcomes of past flood studies and what mitigation options have been acted upon and considered

  • Provide learnings and experiences from previous floods to inform mitigation options for the future   

  • Learn about individual household flood mitigation options

30-11-22-Community-Meeting-Summary.pdf(PDF, 189KB)

Community Flood Recovery Meeting: 27 October 2022

The overall purpose of this meeting was to connect with residents in Glenorchy who had been affected by the October 2022 Flood to:

  • Share relevant updates and information 
  • Provide information on available assistance
  • Provide an opportunity for community members to ask questions and share their experiences

27-10-22-Community-Meeting-Summary.pdf(PDF, 119KB)


Initial key stakeholder meeting - 27 October 2022  

Community meeting - 30 November 2023

Drainage works - 1 December 2022 to 30 June 2023

Complete mitigation modelling work - February 2023 

Present mitigation modelling work - March 2023

Community-led Flood Recovery planning - March 2023

Community-led Flood Recovery programs and activity implementation - March 2023