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Rockhampton creek flood modelling maps play hell with street

ON PAPER Archer View Terrace is Rockhampton's street from Hell.

The first draft of Rockhampton Regional Council modelling has placed the stylish, well-maintained homes in flood, bushfire, and landslide zones.

It is elements of the modelling reports like this that has Cr Neil Fisher (pictured) convinced the maps have got quite some way to go before they are accurate.

Hundreds of North Rockhampton home-owners impacted by the modelling are concerned about the huge spike in insurance and dip in house value incorrect mapping would bring.

It is mostly those affected by the creek catchment modelling who feel the reports are incorrect.

They have met through neighbourhood-organised meetings, or with Cr Fisher.

"I've got issues with the data, it doesn't ring true," he said. "I've lived on the edge of the mountain for so long, I've got to know the area."

Cr Fisher said the State Government was pushing for the mapping.

"(But) let's make it sure we have everything 100% right," he said.

So Cr Fisher is urging everyone affected to submit their experiences during wild weather.

"The consultants have said they have used all the data available," he said. "If you've got photographs or any historical data, it's important. That data... can actually be part of the corrections."

Mayor Margaret Strelow supports Cr Fisher's call.

"We want to work with the residents," Cr Strelow said. "I don't think anyone is convinced that we've got it right yet."

She said councillors support a plan to add four weeks to the submission closing date of August 15, to give people more time to have their say about the reports.

Cr Strelow said with more information from the public, the models could be refined to become an accurate representation.

She explained the importance of creek catchment mapping, which would have stopped the construction of an Elphinstone St house ravaged by flash flooding on Rockhampton's wettest day in 60 years in January last year.

Only hours after 19-year-old Maxi Bader moved in to her Elphinstone St home it was inundated.

"This is the mechanism that stops the same things happening," Cr Strelow said.

Topics:  creek, flood map, neil fisher, rockhampton regional council



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