Weddin Shire Council

Storm Water


Weddin Council has prepared a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the Emu Creek system at Grenfell. The creek system is subject to flooding during periods of very heavy rainfall, with the last major flood occurring in April 1990, which approximated a 1 in 100 year event.

The Study and Plan have the objective of reducing the flood risk and minimising the long-term impact of flooding on the community.

Emu Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (2012)

Emu Creek Flood Study (2007)

Floodplain Management Study and Plan for Emu Creek system includes a series of prioritised recommendations. One of these recommendations was to develop a stream management plan. Hence, Council has developed a stream management plan for Emu Creek and some of its tributaries. The Plan informs Weddin Shire Council about the ecological value of the creek and its floodplains, but also outlines options available to them to assist with removing obstructions to flood flows including sediment, vegetation, some structures and debris. The strategies have been developed with consideration of environmental values in the creek.

Stream Management Plan 2014 (PDF) (18.59 MB)


A draft O’Brien Tributary Drainage Improvement Report has been released for public perusal. Lyall and Associates Stormwater Consulting Engineers were engaged to complete investigations and report on the improvement options available to the community.

For any questions concerning the draft Report and the information sessions, please contact Adrian or Nirupan at Weddin Shire Council on (02) 6343 1212.

O'Brien Tributary Working Paper Volume 1 - Report

O'Brien Tributary Working Paper Volume 2 - Figures