The Flood Risk Management Committee is an advisory committee of Council and its establishment is the first formal step in the floodplain risk management process.
The management committee acts as both a focus and forum for the discussion of technical, social, environmental, cultural and economic issues and for the distillation of possibly differing viewpoints on these issues during the development of the flood studies and flood risk management plans. Consequently, its membership is diverse and consists of representatives from Council (elected representatives and staff), relevant government agencies including Office of Environment and Heritage, National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW, Sydney Water and the State Emergency Service, as well as representatives from the local community.
Council’s Floodplain Risk Management Committee (established in 2015) is currently overseeing implementation of the floodplain risk management process for sub-catchments in the LGA, in partnership with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
There are currently 5 community representatives on Ku-ring-gai’s Flood Risk Management Committee in addition to Chair Councillor Callum Clarke and Deputy Chair Councillor Sam Ngai.