Rochester flood project
The Resilient Rochester Project delivered a community information pack to households across Rochester in late 2020. The pack contained tools and resources to help residents:
- Better understand flood risk, specific to each household or business
- Prepare for and respond to flood events
- Recover from all types of emergencies
A key resource was the personalised magnet that directly links flood risk of each property to a level at the Rochester Town Gauge. This was designed to go on the fridge or in the meter box so that residents can easily refer to it when there is a risk of flood and a flood warning is issued.
In addition to the information pack, two 'Living on the floodplain' community information signs and six flood markers have been installed around the town. These are designed to help residents understand the impact of floodwaters at different gauge heights, and what that means for you.
The project was a joint initiative between Campaspe Shire Council, Victorian State Emergency Service and North Central Catchment Management Authority.
As a household that received an information pack, we would appreciate it if you could take 2 minutes to complete the online survey. This information will help us better understand the outcomes of the project. Survey closes Friday, 19 February.