Wrights Creek Flood Study

This consultation has now concluded

Wrights Creek

In late 2016 Council engaged a leading flood specialist, WMAwater to undertake an update to the previously completed Wrights Creek Flood Study which was completed in 2007.

This study is being undertaken as part of Council's obligation to implement the NSW State Government’s Floodplain Management Program.

The study provides an update to the previously completed 2007 flood study and improves our knowledge of flood behaviour within the catchment. The study will also be used to formulate future floodplain risk management planning.

Updating Council’s flood data will ensure that the floodplain management program is effectively implemented and that the safety and resilience of the community in times of natural disaster is paramount.

The Wrights Creek Flood Study Update (2018) provides information on floodwater flows, depths, extents, levels and velocities for a range of different floods. The updated Study will be used by Council to define flood risk and identify and assess potential management options to mitigate these risks.

Why do we need a Flood Study?

  • Council has an obligation to implement the NSW State Government’s Floodplain Management Program and Flood Policy. The management of flood liable land remains the responsibility of local government.
  • Council wishes to determine the nature and extent of the flood problem.
  • Council needs to ensure that any new development is compatible with the flood hazard and risk resulting from flooding.
  • Council needs to ensure that existing flood risk is minimised, future flood risk is managed and that new development does not create additional flooding problems.

Why do we need to update our Flood Study?

  • To better understand the flood behaviour in the Wrights Creek catchment.
  • To provide an understanding of the implications of potential changes in weather and climatic conditions.
  • To provide a Flood Study which includes recent land development within the catchment.
  • To incorporate and improvements in flood modelling capabilities which provides more accurate and reliable data that the 2007 Flood Study.
  • To aid in our development of management and mitigation measures to better manage flood problems.
  • To enable Council to qualify for State Government subsidises for flood mitigation works to alleviate existing problems.

The study forms part of the NSW Floodplain Management Process. Our current stage is highlighted on the diagram below.

In late 2016 Council engaged a leading flood specialist, WMAwater to undertake an update to the previously completed Wrights Creek Flood Study which was completed in 2007.

This study is being undertaken as part of Council's obligation to implement the NSW State Government’s Floodplain Management Program.

The study provides an update to the previously completed 2007 flood study and improves our knowledge of flood behaviour within the catchment. The study will also be used to formulate future floodplain risk management planning.

Updating Council’s flood data will ensure that the floodplain management program is effectively implemented and that the safety and resilience of the community in times of natural disaster is paramount.

The Wrights Creek Flood Study Update (2018) provides information on floodwater flows, depths, extents, levels and velocities for a range of different floods. The updated Study will be used by Council to define flood risk and identify and assess potential management options to mitigate these risks.

Why do we need a Flood Study?

  • Council has an obligation to implement the NSW State Government’s Floodplain Management Program and Flood Policy. The management of flood liable land remains the responsibility of local government.
  • Council wishes to determine the nature and extent of the flood problem.
  • Council needs to ensure that any new development is compatible with the flood hazard and risk resulting from flooding.
  • Council needs to ensure that existing flood risk is minimised, future flood risk is managed and that new development does not create additional flooding problems.

Why do we need to update our Flood Study?

  • To better understand the flood behaviour in the Wrights Creek catchment.
  • To provide an understanding of the implications of potential changes in weather and climatic conditions.
  • To provide a Flood Study which includes recent land development within the catchment.
  • To incorporate and improvements in flood modelling capabilities which provides more accurate and reliable data that the 2007 Flood Study.
  • To aid in our development of management and mitigation measures to better manage flood problems.
  • To enable Council to qualify for State Government subsidises for flood mitigation works to alleviate existing problems.

The study forms part of the NSW Floodplain Management Process. Our current stage is highlighted on the diagram below.

Wrights Creek Flood Study Submission

This consultation has now concluded