Mid-Western Regional Council’s stormwater and drainage program is designed to provide a highly effective and efficient stormwater collection and disposal system that achieves an optimum balance between the level of protection and minimum cost to the community.
A number of plans and projects have been developed to assist in identifying problem areas with regard to stormwater, cater for future population growth and improve efficiencies.
Council has endorsed a new flood study, known as the Mudgee Flood Study 2021 to further understand flood behaviour in Mudgee and inform the management of flood risk for the community.
Find out more about the flood study here.
Download a copy of the study(PDF, 20MB)
The Floodplain Risk Management Study seeks to identify, assess and optimise measures aimed at reducing the impact of flooding for existing and further development, to make recommendations to Council for the future management of lands within the study area and inform the development of the Floodplain Risk Management Plan for Kandos and Rylstone.
Sinclair Knight Merz (currently Jacobs Group Australia Pty Ltd) was engaged by Council to undertake a Floodplain Risk Management Study and to prepare a Floodplain Risk Management Plan for Kandos and Rylstone. The Study and Plan were jointly funded by Council, and the Commonwealth and NSW Governments through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
Floodplain Risk Management Study and Risk Management Plan Kandos and Rylstone 2017(PDF, 13MB)
Following public exhibition of the Study in August 2009, Council at its Strategic Committee Meeting held on 7 October 2009 resolved to adopt the Gulgong Stormwater Drainage Study June 2009.
Download a copy of the Study(PDF, 2MB)
The NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) issued a notice under Section 12 of the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991 to all NSW councils early in 1998, requiring each council to develop an Urban Stormwater Management Plan.
In response, the then Mudgee Shire Council commenced plan preparation in accordance with the Stormwater Management Plan (SMP) Guidelines (Managing Urban Stormwater Council Handbook, 1997) prepared by the EPA. This work was completed in 2001.
Mudgee and Gulgong Stormwater Management Plan(PDF, 1MB)
Maps - Mudgee(PDF, 586KB)
Maps - Gulgong(PDF, 258KB)