The consultation period has now closed. Thank
you for your feedback.
From July to August 2023, we asked you to share your experience and recollections on the past floods in Alexandra. We received community participation via survey, (71.43%) and social maps (28.57%). We are currently reviewing the information. Thank you for your contributions.
UT Creek (Alexandra) Flood Scoping Study had:
5 Survey Submissions
50% people previously experienced flooding
Murrindindi Shire Council, in collaboration with the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA) and Engeny Australia, is conducting the UT Creek (Alexandra) Flood Scoping Study to define and understand flood behaviour.
Council aims to better respond to flood emergencies. This preliminary study is needed to improve flood response and to determine what further studies may be required to implement measures to reduce the impact of flooding in the future.
Flooding from UT Creek has been experienced in the Alexandra township in the past, most notably in 1975, 2010 and 2017.
Information from your experience is crucial to helping us understand the impact of past flood events. Council is interested in hearing about your experience and recollections during past floods in Alexandra. You can provide information about flood impacts and extent, along with other information like photos or indications of water levels.
Feedback gathered on flood experiences will be used by Council and GBCMA to better understand the scope of flood impacts in Alexandra. Outcomes from the study will be shared with emergency services.
This project is made possible with funding support from the Victorian Government’s Risk and Resilience Grant Program.
How to get involved
- Complete a questionnaire (online below or a paper form available at the Council’s Alexandra Library and Customer Service Centre)
- Drop a pin on the Alexandra map below to share your flood experiences
- Chat with us and consultant Engeny Australia, in person, at Alexandra Council Chambers (behind the Alexandra Shire Hall – access via laneway on Grant Street to the right of the Shire Hall entrance) on
o Friday 11 August, 2.00 - 4.00 pm
o Saturday 12 August 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
We invite you to share your experiences of flooding in Alexandra using the map below.
To zoom in or out on the map, click on the + or - icon in the top right of the map, or type in the street name that you are looking for. Then use the “Add Marker” button to drop a pin.
Once you've dropped your pin, you can add comments, a photo and other details. Your contributions will be visible to anyone who clicks on your pin.
Council will work with consultants Engeny Australia using historic data and information gathered from the community to understand the extent and impact of major flooding. A report on the use of this information will be available on The Loop in early 2024.
Who is carrying out the preliminary study?
Council has engaged Engeny Australia to complete the UT
Creek Catchment Flood Scoping Study. Engeny Australia is experienced in planning to better manage flood and stormwater issues. They have been providing services
specialising in surface water and floodplain management in Victoria since 2011. This includes studies within rural Victoria, including work in Indigo and Alpine Shires and the Rural City of Wangaratta and City of Wodonga.
How Will My Feedback Be Used?
Feedback gathered from the community will be used by Council, GBCMA and project consultant Engeny Australia to understand the scope of flood and drainage impacts in Alexandra and surrounds, and to better respond to flood emergencies in the future.
Will this study show where flood control measures will go?
No. This study is the first stage of understanding flood impacts. The information from this study will be used to evaluate possible mitigation ideas, which would then need further studies. For instance, any mitigation measures need careful study to understand any unintended impacts on other properties.
We will not disclose your personal information to a third party without your consent and will only be used for the purposes of this current project to provide validation of flood / drainage analysis results.