Moreton Bay Regional Council was presented with the Flood Risk Management Project of the Year Award for its Regional Flood Data Management Software project.
This project focussed on developing an automated flood data management and report generating system. The new system integrates region-wide data from across 14 catchments, and enables the Council to produce timely, clear and consistent flood data reports for every property in the region.
By automating the flood data management process, the Council has dramatically increased the number of flood data reports they can produce each year, and individuals can create their own reports via the Council’s website.
Through the project, Moreton Bay Regional Council is able to respond quickly to requests for flood reports and is increasing accessibility to information and awareness of flood risks within the community.
As the winner of the Excellence Award, Moreton Bay Regional Council received $2,500 from NRMA Insurance to continue their important work.
NRMA Insurance Chief Executive, Anthony Justice, said the need to effectively manage and reduce the impact of flooding is of national importance.
“All too often we see the devastating impact floods can have on our communities, highlighting the need for more effective floodplain management activities,” Mr Justice said.
“It’s important to recognise and support organisations that work to help make our communities safer, stronger and more resilient. That’s why we’re proud to support the FMA NRMA Insurance Excellence Award.”
Highly Commended Project