Mackay update - Floodplain risk management study and plan

Start time: 5.30pm AEST. This presentation reveals study findings from the largest and technically most complex project undertaken in the field of flood risk management in the Mackay region to date.
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The Mackay Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (the Plan) was a priority project from the Mackay Flood and Stormwater Management Strategy, which was adopted in 2017 as riverine flooding from the Pioneer River was identified as the greatest risk to the region in terms of flood hazard. Consultants WRM were commissioned to prepare the Plan to better understand and mitigate this risk. The Plan represents the largest and technically most complex project undertaken in the field of flood risk management in the Mackay region to date.

This presentation will go through the study findings, plan recommendations and future for floodplain management in Mackay.

Event program

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Networking & Nibblies
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Presentation

Who should attend?

This presentation is relevant to Civil Engineers and anybody with an interest in flood mitigation for the Mackay Region

Speaker

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Robyn Birkett
Principal Engineer - Waterways (Mackay Regional Council)

Robyn is an engineer in Mackay Regional Council’s Strategic Planning program. Robyn has a Bachelor of Engineering from James Cook University and is a Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ). Robyn loves living in regional Queensland and has a passion for waterways, coasts and sustainable, vibrant communities. Robyn has worked on numerous urban water and flood and stormwater management studies. Robyn is passionate about sustainable urban development and has an interest in coastal climate adaptation.

Date:
18 / 10 / 2021 - 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm
Registration Closes
17 / 10 / 2021 05:00 pm
Venue
CQ University
Engineering Building, MKY 24/G.44
151-171 Boundary Rd
Ooralea
,
Queensland
,
4740
Cost
Event Registration
  • Member Rate: $5.01 ($4.55 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $5.01 ($4.55 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $35.00 ($31.82 excl. GST)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
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Maximum CPD Hours
1