2019 FMA NRMA Insurance FRM Project of the Year Winner Update
7th September 2020
At the 2019 FMA National Conference, the Tumbulgum Flood Warning and Response Service was named FMA NRMA Insurance Flood Risk Management Project of the Year and was awarded $10,000 prize to be used for a purpose related to flood risk management or flood education.
Project partners included the Tumbulgum Community Association, Tweed Shire Council, the Bureau of Meteorology, NSW SES and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
The joint project developed and implemented a new flood warning service and response plan for the area enabling the community to enact its own flood evacuation plan and leave before evacuation routes are blocked.
Since that time, Tweed Shire Council has put a large portion of the prize money towards a signage project to help the community plan and keep people safe. When the Bureau issues Flood Watch or Flood Warning advice, the Tumbulgum Community Association and Tumbulgum Community Action Team (CAT) will act on that advice and unfold the signs built into all three village entrance signs.
For more information flood risk management in the Tweed, visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Flooding