everyone and welcome to the December edition of ‘Keep Things
Flowing’, the monthly newsletter presented by Storm Water
like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers, clients,
friends and colleagues a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy
holidays. We have enjoyed the year that was 2016 and are looking
forward to what 2017 brings.
Consulting will be closed from Wednesday 21st December
2016 to Friday 6th January 2017, with the office
reopening on Monday 9th January 2017.
month’s newsletter we will review the year that was and take and a look
back at some of the major events from 2016.
Back in our
October edition of Keep things Flowing we wrote extensively about
the upcoming storm season in South-East Queensland. Over the last
two weeks South-East Queensland was subject to several storms in
the majority of afternoons or evenings. These storms brought heavy
rain, hail, flash flooding, thunder and lightning and caused damage
to multiple cars, homes, workplaces, and other infrastructure. If
you missed our October newsletter you can catch up with the
October 2016 Newsletter
these storms are often so volatile, flash flooding often occurs in
low lying areas. It is important to remember that you should never
be tempted to drive through flood water.
2016 In Review
brought about some significant changes to the stormwater industry.
updated several flood studies which led to updated flood level data
on 4500 residential properties;
adopted a new City Plan;
released Flood Check Reports and Flood Check Development Reports to
provide flooding information to the public for specific properties;
SPELFilter device was accepted for use in all Councils within
Rainfall and Runoff released a new set of guidelines.
issue of flood free trafficable access became heavily enforced by
We hope you
found our newsletter publications throughout the year educational
and informative. All of our previous issues are available on our
website at http://stormw.com.au/newsletters.html
We will continue
to bring you news and updates in 2017!
Keep Things Flowing!