Draft Tweed Voluntary House Raising Scheme


Exhibition

The Tweed contains many flood prone houses that are subject to over-floor flooding in minor and moderate flood events. The economic and social burden of flooding on the community can be reduced by raising these dwellings to increase their flood immunity.

Voluntary House Raising (VHR) is aimed at reducing the flood damage to houses by raising the habitable floor level of individual buildings.

Both the Tweed Valley and Tweed Coastal Creeks Floodplain Risk Management Plans recommend the establishment of VHR Schemes.

The March 2017 flood event further highlighted the need for a VHR scheme with many houses experiencing ‘near misses’ and a number of dwellings experiencing over floor flooding or being damaged in the event.

The draft Voluntary House Raising Scheme outlines a process for the owners of identified properties to access the scheme.

A confidential list of those properties is held by Council.

All eligible property owners will receive a letter from Council advising them of their eligibility to access the Scheme.

The State Government's Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) will provide two-thirds of the eligible cost of raising a house. The house owner will be responsible for providing the other third. Council will manage and administer the Scheme.

Tweed's draft Voluntary House Raising Scheme is on public exhibition for 42 days for comment.

Make a Submission

You are invited to provide comment before 4pm on Wednesday 10 June 2020 using one of the following methods:

  • Online: Make a submission using the online form below
  • Email: Send your submission to TSC@tweed.nsw.gov.au Subject: Tweed Voluntary House Raising Scheme
  • Mail: Tweed Voluntary House Raising Scheme
    General Manager
    Tweed Shire Council
    PO Box 816
    Murwillumbah, NSW 2484

Anyone wanting to find out more about the Tweed Voluntary House Raising Scheme or their eligibility for the Scheme should contact Engineer – Flooding and Stormwater Leon McLean be telephoning (02) 6670 2400.

Eligibility

Homeowners who have received a letter from Council advising them of their eligibility to apply for funds under the scheme should register their interest on the form below.





Exhibition

The Tweed contains many flood prone houses that are subject to over-floor flooding in minor and moderate flood events. The economic and social burden of flooding on the community can be reduced by raising these dwellings to increase their flood immunity.

Voluntary House Raising (VHR) is aimed at reducing the flood damage to houses by raising the habitable floor level of individual buildings.

Both the Tweed Valley and Tweed Coastal Creeks Floodplain Risk Management Plans recommend the establishment of VHR Schemes.

The March 2017 flood event further highlighted the need for a VHR scheme with many houses experiencing ‘near misses’ and a number of dwellings experiencing over floor flooding or being damaged in the event.

The draft Voluntary House Raising Scheme outlines a process for the owners of identified properties to access the scheme.

A confidential list of those properties is held by Council.

All eligible property owners will receive a letter from Council advising them of their eligibility to access the Scheme.

The State Government's Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) will provide two-thirds of the eligible cost of raising a house. The house owner will be responsible for providing the other third. Council will manage and administer the Scheme.

Tweed's draft Voluntary House Raising Scheme is on public exhibition for 42 days for comment.

Make a Submission

You are invited to provide comment before 4pm on Wednesday 10 June 2020 using one of the following methods:

  • Online: Make a submission using the online form below
  • Email: Send your submission to TSC@tweed.nsw.gov.au Subject: Tweed Voluntary House Raising Scheme
  • Mail: Tweed Voluntary House Raising Scheme
    General Manager
    Tweed Shire Council
    PO Box 816
    Murwillumbah, NSW 2484

Anyone wanting to find out more about the Tweed Voluntary House Raising Scheme or their eligibility for the Scheme should contact Engineer – Flooding and Stormwater Leon McLean be telephoning (02) 6670 2400.

Eligibility

Homeowners who have received a letter from Council advising them of their eligibility to apply for funds under the scheme should register their interest on the form below.