Fingal Head Community Resilience

Fingal Head Flood Awareness January 1, 2024

Please note that Authorised Agencies have recently posted warnings that may affect Fingal Head residents. Please continue to follow your regular information sources.

The FHCRT provides the following links to additional information sites that may assist you to assess flood impacts on the Fingal Head Community.

If you have any additional official warnings that may affect our community, you would like to share please email details to fhcamail@gmail.com.

Fingal Head Bushfire prone Land

The Tweed Shire Council have recently updated the Shire fire maps and the Bushfire prone land link can be viewed on their TSC web site.

Click here to see the Bushfire prone land map 2023 for the entire Tweed Shire.

The Fingal Head Bushfire Prone Land below is an extract of the updated bushfire prone land map 2023.

Prepared by the FHCRT.

Fingal Head Flood Analysis

The Fingal Head Community Association investigated recent historical flooding events that have occurred in our Fingal Head Community in northern Rivers New South Wales as part of our Community Resilience Initiative.

The river flood data required was provided by the Bureau of Meteorology, in accordance with the FOI Act relating the historical River Height data for the:

1. Tweed River at Chinderah (mAHD) – Station number 558010 2. Tweed River at Tumbulgum (mAHD) – Station Number 558014

For the periods:

  1. Cyclone Debbie from the period 10am March 30, 2017 to 10am April 2, 2017
  2. Major rain bomb event in northern rivers from the period 10am Saturday February 26, 2022 to 10am Friday March 4, 2022

Additional river flood data has been provided by the Tweed Shire Council using data sourced from Manly Hydraulics P/L


NOTE: The 1st flood peak that occurred at Tumbulgum on the Thursday night, 3 days before Fingal Head flooded.

Fingal Road Inundation

High Tide Fingal Rd Closure Dec 2020

The Fingal Head Community Association investigated the historical high tide flood event that occurred in December 2020, where Fingal Road was inundated during high tides over three consecutive days.

Applying the Barney’s Point data puts the FINGAL ROAD FLOODS AT APPROXIMATELY 1.25m mAHD (Slide 4).


Tweed Emergency Dashboard

Our community can bookmark and check out the Tweed Shire Council’s Tweed Emergency Dashboard.

If you get lost trying to find river levels in the BOM web site, just go to the Tweed Emergency Dashboard and click on the big button marked “River heights” – it will take you to the Tweed River section of the BOM web site.

Once in there you can view the graphical plots of all the river gauges on the Tweed River, at Barney’s Point, the closest to Fingal Point.

If you look at the river heights from the past few days you’ll be able to see the effects of the rain in our upper catchments from a few days ago and yesterday. There will be two spikes in the river heights.

Go To: Tweed Shire Council – Emergency Dashboard

Go To: Tweed Shire Council – Tweed River – Latest River Heights

How to use the BOM Site

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) website provides a range of information including rainfall and river heights which are essential information for people living in flood affected areas.
The BoM radar is a great way to observe the rainfall associated with major weather events such as severe thunderstorms, east coast lows and tropical cyclones.
The following information provides a guide to reading the BoM radar to find rainfall and river height readings for the local Tweed area.


Community – led Resilience Teams

This guide is designed to assist community members and Red Cross volunteers working with communities to establish and develop their own CRTs.

The guide provides advice for engaging community members, emergency and recovery agencies, and other community stakeholders. It explains the simple steps required to establish and develop a CRT and provides practical examples of how the model has worked in Northern NSW.

Australian Red Cross is working in partnership with RFS and SES, as well as local councils, to encourage a flexible community-led approach to disaster resilience.

Go To: Australian Red Cross – Community – led Resilience Teams