A study is planned into the feasibility of a voluntary house raising or purchasing scheme in Jugiong.
Burrinjuck MP Katrina Hodgkinson has announced grants for Young, Cowra, Harden, Gundagai and Upper Lachlan councils, for flood studies.
The Harden Shire Mayor Chris Manchester, who was returned to the top job for the 15th year overnight, says the very high level of Burrinjuck Dam is a concern for Jugiong residents, because the village floods too often.
He has welcomed the $25, 000 grant for the study.
"It's not the same number that you'd look at with North Wagga or Gundagai," he said.
"You're looking at a dozen houses and properties that are affected but in a small place like Jugiong that's a big number.
"And as I said, it's pretty well every event, every time the dam opens its gates to let water out, or any volume of water because the storm event's either above or below the wall, the village gets hit."
Councillor Manchester says it is important to act on flood prevention for the village.
"It is a major concern," he said.
"Obviously this study, there's no guarantee of any purchases or raising of houses.
"Council hasn't got the dollars, if something has to be done there, it's something the state and federal governments should have to look at.
"Levee banks are something that could happen down there.
"Once again it's a cost the council can't afford."
Meanwhile, Harden Councillor Neil Reid was elected unopposed to the Deputy Mayor's role overnight.
© ABC 2012
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