Draft Flood Prone Land Policy

About the project

Council is seeking public comment on the draft Flood Prone Land Policy and Revised Blackbutt Creek Flood Planning Area Map placed on public exhibition between Thursday 3 October 2019 and Monday 4 November 2019.

The Draft Flood Prone Land Policy has been developed to facilitate relevant information from Council’s completed flood studies to be available on Planning Certificates.

This policy provides the framework for the identification of properties subject to flooding on Planning Certificates under the provisions of Section 10.7 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, to enable appropriate consideration to be made during development activities.

In order to provide consistency across the catchments, the Blackbutt Creek Flood Planning Area Map has been updated in line with the trimming exercise undertaken for the Lovers Jump Creek Catchment Flood Planning Area Map (2019).

This revision has resulted in 55 properties being removed from the Flood Planning Area Map adopted as part of the Blackbutt Creek Flood Study (2014).

Exhibition documents

View the Draft Flood Prone Land Policy (pdf. 147KB)

Revised Blackbutt Creek Flood Planning Area Map (pdf. 574KB)

A hard copy of the policy and revised Blackbutt Creek Flood Planning Area Map can be viewed at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Level 4, 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon and at Ku-ring-gai Council Libraries during business hours.

Drop-in information sessions

Council will also be holding the following drop-in information sessions for residents wishing to discuss the draft policy and Revised Blackbutt Creek FPA Map:

  • Wednesday 16 October, 3pm - 5pm - Turramurra Library
  • Wednesday 23 October, 4pm - 6pm - Gordon Library

Additional information

Example Flood Notations for (Section 10.7) Planning Certificates (pdf. 20KB) demonstrates how the notations may appear on the Section 10.7 planning certificate and background information relating to Ku-ring-gai’s flood risk management program, including answers to frequently asked questions and is available on Council’s Flood Risk Management page.

Draft Flood Prone Land Policy - Your questions answered (pdf. 118KB)

Providing feedback

Written comments on the proposal should quote reference S12577 and be received by the closing date of Monday 4 November 2019.

Online: Use the 'Submit your comment direct to Council' button at the top right of this page (note: maximum 300 words).

Email: kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au

Post: The General Manager, Ku-ring-gai Council, Locked Bag 1006, Gordon NSW 2072

Submissions must be received by 5pm on Monday 4 November 2019.

It should be noted that submissions may be reproduced in Council Reports, in Court proceedings, or in accordance with the provisions of the NSW Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

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