The flood and storm event overnight on 9-10 June not only caused upheaval across our City but also made history. The Bureau of Meteorology has declared the flooding of the Traralgon Creek to be the largest flood on that waterway since June 1978.
Latrobe City Council continues to work collaboratively with impacted community members and relevant government agencies to support the recovery phase following the June flood and storm event.
Ongoing work to restore roads and clean-up areas affected by the flood and storm event continues along with assessments. A range of support activities, aiding residents in the impacted areas of Traralgon, Yinnar, Yinnar South and Boolarra districts, are being conducted to assist in the recovery process.
Council in partnership with Bushfire Recovery Victoria will host a series of Community Conversations for impacted communities. These conversations will allow the community to ask questions about the ongoing recovery activities across Latrobe City.
The Community Conversation sessions aim to make things easier, by bringing together relevant authorities in one place, providing the community with an opportunity to engage with them directly.
Latrobe City has experienced a number of significant rainfall events this year.
These significant events have occurred in different patterns resulting in different flooding responses from rising riverine flooding, steady prolonged rain to flash flooding from intense storm cells.
Flash flooding can result in property impacts in areas that aren’t recognised as having a flood risk. Some of the areas recently impacted include:
- Riverslea Boulevard, Traralgon;
- Main Street/Cairnbrook Road Glengarry;
- Grammar Drive, Traralgon; and
- Taylor Crescent, Traralgon
Traralgon Community Recovery Committee
In response to the June 2021 flood and storm event, a Community-Led Recovery Committee (CRC) is being established in Traralgon.
Traralgon residents from all ages and backgrounds are invited to consider joining the committee, which will be supported by Latrobe City Council and Bushfire Recovery Victoria.
The committee will work together to support flood recovery and build a toolbox of community skills to better respond to these events in the future.
Recovery Referral Form
English and translated flood factsheets (printable)
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