Approach and Outcomes
WMS has been able to provide in-house modelling advice and assistance at a competitive hourly rate for about two years. During this time, Blake Boulton has assisted with the project management of over 40 flood studies, completed two flood studies, trained internal staff in the application of hydrologic and hydraulic models and lead the preparation of two successful funding applications.
An excerpt from Floodplain Management Association’s media release, dated 25/02/2015, has been included below.
“TRC has invested over $1 million in completing the project and while the majority of work was executed with the assistance of specialist consultants, a number of studies were successfully achieved by Council’s own staff. I have never seen so many flood studies finalised in such a relatively short period of time and full credit must go to TRC for the completion of this complex endeavour. A highly commendable aspect of the project is the in-house expertise which Council has developed as a result of undertaking these studies and that will stay with Council into the future.”