Flood Warning Infrastructure Network (FWIN)

Investment$455,000
Goal5.3.2 Document knowledge and experience in emergency management to become a specialist tropical climate leader.
Jobs10-20 direct jobs
Strategic PurposeTo improve Townsville’s flood warning capability which will provide near real-time information to the community.
StatusTaggle assets being installed May – June 2022 at various locations across Townsville.

Townsville City Council, in partnership with the Australian and Queensland Governments, is proud to deliver upgrades to the Flood Warning Infrastructure Network (FWIN) through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

The DRFA program provides disaster relief and recovery payments and infrastructure restoration to help communities recover from the effects of a natural disaster.

This project will improve Townsville’s flood warning capability by installing additional flood monitoring infrastructure which provides near real-time information. The FWIN consists of rain gauges, river sensors, and cameras.

Project locations

Rain gauges

  • Oak Valley
  • Black River
  • Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island
  • Rollingstone
  • Alligator Creek

Flood monitoring cameras

  • Deeragun
  • Allambie Lane, Rasmussen
  • Saunders Beach Road

River height sensor towers

  • Black River
  • Alligator Creek
  • Bohle River

Taggle Assets (subject to signal testing results)

  • Upper Bluewater Creek
  • Rangewood
  • Rasmussen
  • Upper Ross River and Central Creek Junction
  • Mount Louisa
  • Pimlico
  • Hyde Park
  • Nelly Bay
  • Sachs Creek
  • Antill Creek
  • Lansdowne Creek
  • Cape Cleveland Road
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Townsville City Council in partnership with the Australian and Queensland Government is proud to deliver the Flood Warning Infrastructure Network Project through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). The DRFA program provides disaster relief and recovery payments and infrastructure restoration to help communities recover from the effects of a natural disaster.

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