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View Nogoa River excavation work at Codenwarra site

The flood mitigation project to clear vegetation and remove soil from the Nogoa River at four sites is complete. More than 400,000 cubic metres of soil was moved from the river. To gain a bird's...

Nogoa River clean out

11 November 2016 - Eleven sites in the Nogoa River have been selected for vegetation clearing and soil removal. Work has commenced and will be completed by February 2017, weather...

Levee decision delayed

9 November 2016 - The long-awaited decision on levees in Emerald has been delayed until April 2017. Council was advised at its meeting on Tuesday that due to some serious mitigating circumstances...

Emerald prepares for flood season

7 November 2016 - Keep the brolly and gumboots handy was the message from the Bureau of Meteorology at the pre-season preparedness seminar held in Emerald last week. According to the Bureau...

Local contractors awarded New Street work

Local company Simon Contractors has been awarded the contract to raise New Street in Emerald. Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor Councillor Kerry Hayes said council has a strong desire to use...

Nogoa River clean out back on track

16 June 2016 - It’s what the community expects, what council promised and we need to make sure it happens.’ Deputy Mayor Cr Gail Godwin Smith, Chair of Central Highlands Regional...

Flood mitigation for Emerald — council decides

24 May 2016 - Flood mitigation dominated the discussion in the chambers at this week’s council meeting. In its first opportunity to publicly debate and decide on the best way forward for...

Nogoa River clean-out to minimise flood risk

Approximately 310 000 cubic metres of soil will be removed from the Nogoa River around Emerald in coming weeks as the next phase of a river improvement strategy commences. Emerald residents said...

Latest FAQs on the New Street Evacuation Route

Raising New Street will provide the highest and driest access point for vehicles and pedestrians from the ara lying south of the railway line into the town centre. Read more ...

Levee Decision Closer

09 February 2016 -  In a landmark decision in December 2015, the Central Highlands Regional Council took a new approach to speed up its decision making process about whether or not to...

Dana Gluzde - New Liaison Officer

While levees remain a question in Emerald, there’s certainly no question that other flood risk management options are being explored. Information about the Emerald Flood Protection Scheme and...

Levee information to be fast tracked ...

11 December 2015 - Council has considered a thoughtful and timely idea to fast track valuable information about the Emerald Flood Mitigation Scheme levees and agreed to forego commissioning a...

New Street gets the green light

11 December 2015 - Council is all set to start on the raising of New Street in Emerald to provide an evacuation route in times of flood. It agreed to a capital budget spend of $2.23M, offset by state...

Latest flood maps

23 September 2015 - The latest flood depth and velocity maps have been added to this website that consider installation of the levees and the raising of New Street.

Acquisitions Policy Adopted

27 August 2015 - Home owners in the path of the Emerald flood protection levees can commence formal purchase negotiation following the adoption of the Emerald Flood Protection Scheme Acquisition...

Raising of New Street Emerald Postponed

24 August 2015 - Central Highlands Regional Council has called for more thorough investigations of the impact of raising New Street in Emerald to provide an evacuation route in a flood event. Read...

Latest levee design maps added to website

14 August 2015 - the lates levee design maps and concept plans have been added to the website. Find them here

Emerald Flood Protection Scheme Acquisitions Policy

14 August 2015 - the proposed policy was discussed at the council meeting held 12 August 2015. Councillors debated amendments and resolved to seek further legal advice.

Nogoa River Flood Mitigation Works

14 August 2015 - From the council meeting held 12 August 2015. Funding has been received for excavation and removal of earth and vegetation in a number of discrete locations along the Nogoa River. ...