Imaginary flood line is unfair
THE relatively new one-in-100-year flood line is causing a lot concern for residents with properties under the imaginary line.
Many home owners have found their properties now have the flood line marked in council records despite never seeing a flood on their land. The problem for the home owners is when it comes time to sell, borrow money or get insurance the one-in-100-year flood line can have negative impacts.
Many of these people have bought the properties in good faith, done all the appropriate checks, which at the time, didn't show the property to be in any danger of flooding.
I wouldn't like it if I had bought a property after doing all the proper checks only to find a few years later a new flood line had been placed over it.
I don't think it's fair. The State Government and the council need to work together on this to try to sort out the situation.