Are You Farm Flood Ready?

Written by: The Hawkesbury Phoenix


Local Land Services urges landholders to review their farm emergency plans and enact them.

With dams and waterways at capacity and more rain forecast, Local Land Services has urged landholders to review and enact their farm emergency plans.

Ensuring animals are factored into flood planning, Local Land Services Emergency Management Coordinator, Piers Harper said having a farm emergency plan would reduce stress, allow clearer thinking and improve the chances of keeping you and your livestock safe should flood waters arrive.

“Planning will not only protect your home, property and business,” Mr Harper said.

“You also have an obligation to protect your livestock and pets from drowning.

“Your flood plan doesn’t have to be complicated.

“In fact, it needs to be as easy and straightforward as possible so that if you are away someone else can implement it on your behalf.

“The State Emergency Service (SES) has a wide range of resources on its website to help you plan and prepare your property and livestock.

“You can also visit the Local Land Services website to download a copy of our Farm Flood Readiness Kit.”

Prepared by specialist emergency management staff from Local Land Services, the Flood Readiness Kit helps landholders identify flood risks and hazards using a simple checklist.

There is also a section to record stock numbers, property information and key contacts to engage in your planning.

Contact Local Land Services on 1300 795 299 or visit for more information and advice.

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