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:
- Flood Study: Determines the nature and extent of flooding.
- Floodplain Risk Management Study: Evaluates management options for the floodplain in respect of both existing and proposed development.
- Floodplain Risk Management Plan: Involves formal adoption by Council of a plan of management for the floodplain.
- 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:
These projects were supported by the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program.