Flood risk management


Council's draft Flood Prone Land Policy and Revised Blackbutt Creek Flood Planning Area Map is currently on exhibition until 4 November click here to view and comment.

To ensure Council planning, environmental staff, state emergency services and the community have a thorough understanding of local flood issues and potential solutions, Council is following the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy and Floodplain Development Manual (2005).

These documents have been prepared to guide councils in achieving sound floodplain risk management outcomes that reduce private and public losses and impacts from flooding. This is done through a floodplain risk management process (as shown in the diagram below) which involves the development of floodplain risk management studies and plans.

 flood flow chart


Current studies

View current flood risk management studies.

Completed studies, reports and mapping

View flood risk management completed studies, reports and mapping.

Flood Risk Management Committee

Find out about the Flood Risk Management Committee.

Frequently Asked Questions

View FAQs on Flood Risk Management.