The Rural City of Wangaratta has a commitment to protect its community and in doing so has undertaken improvements in flood management and protection against flood waters.
Currently Wangaratta Rural City is recovering from the damage caused by flooding experienced across the Municipality. Residents who have been affected by flood and may require assistance in the medium to long term, including assistance with clean up and repairs to their property and/or referral to other agencies are encouraged to contact Council’s Flood Recovery Officer.
Phone: (03) 5722 0888
or call into the Wangaratta Government Centre Office, corner of Ovens and Ford Streets, Wangaratta.
Further information is also available on Council's Emergency Recovery webpage.
At the time of floods tune into Wangaratta OAK (3WPR) 101.3FM or ABC Goulburn Murray 106.5FM or Myrtleford 88FM for continuous advice.
The Rural City of Wangaratta has a commitment to protect its community and in doing so has undertaken improvements in flood management and protection against flood waters. Together with the community, the Rural City of Wangaratta has developed the 'Wangaratta Region FloodSafe Action Guide'to assist residents in the flood affected areas of the Rural City of Wangaratta.
The flood activities listed are a summary of various flood events recorded in the Ovens, King & Fifteen Mile Creek Catchments in the 1993 and 1998 floods.
The Ovens River and its tributaries carry run-off from the north eastern alpine country from Mount Feathertop across to Mount Speculation. The Ovens River passes through the townships of Harrietville, Bright, Porepunkah and Myrtleford to Wangaratta, then north west to the Murray River at Yarrawonga.Major tributaries are the Buckland River, Buffalo River, Happy Valley.
Prior to, during and after flood events, the community, agencies and authorities have different roles and responsibilities.