Floodplains Risk Management and Related Studies
The NSW State Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy is directed at providing solutions to existing flooding problems in developed areas and to ensuring that new development is compatible with the flood hazard and does not create additional flooding problems in other areas.
Under the Policy, the management of flood liable land remains the responsibility of local government. The State subsidises flood mitigation works to alleviate existing problems and provides specialist technical advice to assist councils in the discharge of their floodplain management responsibilities.
The Policy provides for technical and financial support by the Government through the following four sequential stages:
1. Flood Study: Determines the nature and extent of flooding.
2. Floodplain Risk Management Study: Evaluates management options for the floodplain in respect of both existing and proposed development.
3. Floodplain Risk Management Plan: Involves formal adoption by Council of a plan of management for the floodplain.
4. Implementation of the Plan: Construction of flood mitigation works to protect existing development. Use of Local Environmental Plans to ensure new development is compatible with the flood hazard.
Hilltops Council commissioned the following Flood Studies and Risk Management Plans for the townships of Young, Boorowa and Jugiong:

Town of Young Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan Report
Town of Young Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan Figures

Boorowa Flood Study Report
Boorowa Flood Study Figures

Boorowa Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan Report
Boorowa Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan Figures

Jugiong Floodplain Management Study and Plan

These projects were supported by the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program.

NEW Grant Funding Council received for the Murrumburrah flood study, floodplain risk management study and plan (FMP):

Currawong Creek and Murrimboola Creek have significant catchments which during times of high intensity rainfall, overtop the banks and impact upon dwellings and businesses in the Murrumburrah township. This project will undertake a combined flood study and floodplain risk management study which will identify the nature and extent of potential flooding in the township, investigate a range of flood management options and assist Council and the community to develop an informed plan to manage the flood risks.