Work is underway to help shore up North Wagga's resources as the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts a La Nina event bringing an increased risk of floods.
North Wagga stalwart Laurie Blowes can still remember half of his house trapped beneath water during the 2012 floods, so he decided to take some action.
After chatting with members of the SES, he learnt about Uranquinty's flood cache stocked full of crucial supplies.
"A couple of us went out there to look at the setup and realised it would help North Wagga in a couple of ways," Mr Blowes said.
"Firstly, we would have the equipment and tools necessary. Secondly, it would ease the minds of some people as they worried, especially with reports of a La Nina."
Mr Blowes approached Wagga City Council about funding, and he soon got a call about how to get the project up.
The container will be placed at McPherson's Oval, Mr Blowes said, as a central location for North Wagga.
WWCC director of operations, Warren Faulkner, said the flood container is an SES initiative, which council is liaising with to make the placement will comply with state planning and zoning laws.
In other precautionary measures, council is placing clay in the internal stockpile at Moorong St and also in strategic locations in North Wagga.
"This clay is used to close sections of the levee along Mill Street and at East Street in the event of a flood," Mr Faulkner said.
"Council staff are constantly monitoring the height of the river, the storage in Burrinjuck and Blowering Dams and the weather to ensure the organisation and city is as well prepared as possible.
"Council is also reinstating the mound at the northern end of McPherson Oval as per what was there prior to the 2012 flood."
Mr Faulkner said the SES is designated Combat Agency for flooding in NSW, but council has a response plan that outlines the actions and measures that need to occur at various river heights.
Ian Leckie, SES community capability officer, said while the forecast is not showing similar patterns to the 2012 event, there is no reason not to take precautions.
Mr Leckie said in preparation, residents should go to the council website to find out how close they are to floodplains. Next, they need to determine what the triggers are for them to take action.
"Pay attention to the BOM forecast," he said.
"If flooding is forecast, they need to tell their families, friends and neighbours and if they live in a flood-prone area, they need to pack and get ready to move at an evacuation notice."