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2012 North East Victoria Flood Review (OESC)

Heavy rain fell across North East Victoria during late February and early March 2012 causing record flooding in some parts of the Goulburn-Broken river system, and impacting townships including Numurkah, Nathalia, Tungamah and Katamatite, Lake Rowan, Wilby, Invergordon, Wunghnu and Naring.

As part of its role to provide assurance on the effectiveness of Victoria’s emergency management arrangements, the Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner coordinated an independent review of the flood event.

The terms of reference for the review were:

  • Assessment of community preparedness and the effectiveness of public information and warnings issued during the event.
  • Determination of the effectiveness of elements of incident management arrangements as it relates to response, planning and strategies implemented prior to, during and immediately following the event.
  • To compare the findings against the recommendations of the Review of the 2010-11 Flood Warnings and Response.

The review’s findings lend further support to the recommendations of the Review of the 2010-11 Flood Warnings and Response and will help to determine what can be done differently in the future to improve emergency management arrangements including preparedness and response.

The full report is available below.


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Toggle document properties 2012 North East Victoria Flood Review - PDF - 3MB
Publication Date October 2014

Authorised and published by the Victorian Government.

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