Flood Studies

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Under the NSW Flood Prone Land Policy the management of flood prone land is, primarily, the responsibility of councils. The primary objective of the policy is to reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on individual owners and occupiers of flood prone property, and to reduce private and public losses resulting from floods, utilising ecologically positive methods wherever possible.

Council is currently developing flood studies and floodplain risk management studies in accordance with the Flood Prone Land Policy and the Floodplain Development Manual.

This page provides information about current and previous public exhibitions.


Registration is required if you wish to make a submission or ask a question. Your privacy is protected and it's quick and easy to register and contribute anonymously about consultations with a username of your choice.


Under the NSW Flood Prone Land Policy the management of flood prone land is, primarily, the responsibility of councils. The primary objective of the policy is to reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on individual owners and occupiers of flood prone property, and to reduce private and public losses resulting from floods, utilising ecologically positive methods wherever possible.

Council is currently developing flood studies and floodplain risk management studies in accordance with the Flood Prone Land Policy and the Floodplain Development Manual.

This page provides information about current and previous public exhibitions.


Registration is required if you wish to make a submission or ask a question. Your privacy is protected and it's quick and easy to register and contribute anonymously about consultations with a username of your choice.


  • Wingecarribee River Floodplain Study

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    2 months ago

    Council has commenced the Wingecarribee River Floodplain Study with financial and technical assistance provided by the NSW Government.

    Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents living near Wingecarribee River to provide information on past flood behaviour as part of a major study designed to better prepare for future flood events.

    Council has engaged WMAwater Pty Ltd to undertake a review of the Wingecarribee River Flood Study from Wingecarribee Dam to Wallaby Rocks near Berrima. This is a review of the original flood study that was completed in 2014. The purpose of this new study is to review flooding impacts based on the latest planning guidelines that reflect industry best practice and updated rainfall data.

    The study will provide updated information that Council can use to make informed decisions in relation to trunk drainage provisions, development assessments, changes in the LEP and DCP, as well as inform SES planning and response.

    The flood study is currently in its inception stage where the consultants are collecting and collating data on flooding and the catchment area. This data will be essential in the development of flood models and that will enable Council to better understand flood risks and manage future development in the floodplain.

    To assist in gathering meaningful data residents are encouraged to complete a questionnaire and submit information or photos to wrfs@wmawater.com.au by 12 June 2020. Residents in the identified localities will receive a hard copy of the questionnaire along with a reply-paid envelope from May 2020. However, residents are encouraged to do the survey online from the website https://wrfs.wmawater.com.au/.

    If you submitted information in the previous 2014 study, you are encouraged to resubmit this information as well as any new information that you have.

    For more information on the project visit wrfs.wmawater.com.au or WMAwater’s Technical Director, Mr Rhys Hardwick-Jones, on phone 9299 2855.

    Alternatively contact Council’s Floodplain Engineer on 02 4868 0888.


    Council will consult further when the draft report is ready for public exhibition later in the year.

    Council has commenced the Wingecarribee River Floodplain Study with financial and technical assistance provided by the NSW Government.

    Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents living near Wingecarribee River to provide information on past flood behaviour as part of a major study designed to better prepare for future flood events.

    Council has engaged WMAwater Pty Ltd to undertake a review of the Wingecarribee River Flood Study from Wingecarribee Dam to Wallaby Rocks near Berrima. This is a review of the original flood study that was completed in 2014. The purpose of this new study is to review flooding impacts based on the latest planning guidelines that reflect industry best practice and updated rainfall data.

    The study will provide updated information that Council can use to make informed decisions in relation to trunk drainage provisions, development assessments, changes in the LEP and DCP, as well as inform SES planning and response.

    The flood study is currently in its inception stage where the consultants are collecting and collating data on flooding and the catchment area. This data will be essential in the development of flood models and that will enable Council to better understand flood risks and manage future development in the floodplain.

    To assist in gathering meaningful data residents are encouraged to complete a questionnaire and submit information or photos to wrfs@wmawater.com.au by 12 June 2020. Residents in the identified localities will receive a hard copy of the questionnaire along with a reply-paid envelope from May 2020. However, residents are encouraged to do the survey online from the website https://wrfs.wmawater.com.au/.

    If you submitted information in the previous 2014 study, you are encouraged to resubmit this information as well as any new information that you have.

    For more information on the project visit wrfs.wmawater.com.au or WMAwater’s Technical Director, Mr Rhys Hardwick-Jones, on phone 9299 2855.

    Alternatively contact Council’s Floodplain Engineer on 02 4868 0888.


    Council will consult further when the draft report is ready for public exhibition later in the year.

  • Whites Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

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    8 months ago

    Council has completed a review of the 2013 Whites Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan with financial and technical assistance provided by the NSW Government.

    The updated document is now on public exhibition and you’re invited to review it before providing comments or suggestions.

    The draft Study and associated documents can be viewed in our Document Library, at Bowral, Moss Vale and Mittagong libraries or the Civic Centre in Moss Vale.

    If you wish to make a submission, it must reach Council on or before 7 January 2020.

    Submissions can be made online here or sent to ‘Whites Creek FRMSP Submissions’ via PO Box 141 Moss Vale 2577 or mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

    Should you require any further information or assistance, please contact Council’s consultant David Tetley on 02 8355 5500 or via email to david.tetley@csse.com.au.

    Alternatively contact Council’s Floodplain Engineer on 02 4868 0888.

    Council has completed a review of the 2013 Whites Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan with financial and technical assistance provided by the NSW Government.

    The updated document is now on public exhibition and you’re invited to review it before providing comments or suggestions.

    The draft Study and associated documents can be viewed in our Document Library, at Bowral, Moss Vale and Mittagong libraries or the Civic Centre in Moss Vale.

    If you wish to make a submission, it must reach Council on or before 7 January 2020.

    Submissions can be made online here or sent to ‘Whites Creek FRMSP Submissions’ via PO Box 141 Moss Vale 2577 or mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

    Should you require any further information or assistance, please contact Council’s consultant David Tetley on 02 8355 5500 or via email to david.tetley@csse.com.au.

    Alternatively contact Council’s Floodplain Engineer on 02 4868 0888.