Review of the Lower Shoalhaven Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Shoalhaven City Council has engaged a contractor, Cardno, to assist with the preparation of the Lower Shoalhaven Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. This study will update the flood modelling to identify existing flooding behaviour within the catchment and will supersede the previous April 1990 Lower Shoalhaven River Flood Study by NSW Public Works Department, and the May 2008 Lower Shoalhaven Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan by Webb, McKeon and Associates.


Background

Council has received financial support from the NSW State Floodplain Management program managed by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to undertake a flood investigation of the Shoalhaven River. Assistance provided under the NSW State Floodplain Management program is $2 from the Government for every $1 provided by the Council.

The primary objective of the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s Flood Prone Land 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.

The strategy is developed in accordance with the NSW Government’s Floodplain Development Manual (2005) and the National Best Practice Manual. It will also be essential to ensure that the Management Plan is developed in such a way that it is entirely compatible and consistent with the other planning instruments applying to the locality. These include Local Environmental Plans, Development Control Plans, Regional Environmental Plans and State Environmental Planning Policies.


Project Objectives

The objective of this study is to improve understanding of flood behaviour and impacts, and better inform management of flood risk in the study area in consideration of the available information, and relevant standards and guidelines. The study will also provide a sound technical basis for any further flood risk management investigation in the area.

Comprehensive consultation with the community for the duration of the project is required as it has an important role in all flood-related studies.

The aim of the community consultation is to:

  • inform the community about the study
  • identify community concerns
  • gather information from the community by participation
  • develop and maintain community confidence and collaboration with the study results
  • seek input from the community on management options.

The outcomes of this project can help provide protection from flooding to you, your family and your property.

This may mean there are works undertaken in the future near your home or work, or you may have to incorporate flood compatible design into any future development. At the very least you will receive advice and information to assist you in making your home or work ‘flood safe’, or what to do during a flood event.

Shoalhaven City Council has engaged a contractor, Cardno, to assist with the preparation of the Lower Shoalhaven Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. This study will update the flood modelling to identify existing flooding behaviour within the catchment and will supersede the previous April 1990 Lower Shoalhaven River Flood Study by NSW Public Works Department, and the May 2008 Lower Shoalhaven Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan by Webb, McKeon and Associates.


Background

Council has received financial support from the NSW State Floodplain Management program managed by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to undertake a flood investigation of the Shoalhaven River. Assistance provided under the NSW State Floodplain Management program is $2 from the Government for every $1 provided by the Council.

The primary objective of the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s Flood Prone Land 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.

The strategy is developed in accordance with the NSW Government’s Floodplain Development Manual (2005) and the National Best Practice Manual. It will also be essential to ensure that the Management Plan is developed in such a way that it is entirely compatible and consistent with the other planning instruments applying to the locality. These include Local Environmental Plans, Development Control Plans, Regional Environmental Plans and State Environmental Planning Policies.


Project Objectives

The objective of this study is to improve understanding of flood behaviour and impacts, and better inform management of flood risk in the study area in consideration of the available information, and relevant standards and guidelines. The study will also provide a sound technical basis for any further flood risk management investigation in the area.

Comprehensive consultation with the community for the duration of the project is required as it has an important role in all flood-related studies.

The aim of the community consultation is to:

  • inform the community about the study
  • identify community concerns
  • gather information from the community by participation
  • develop and maintain community confidence and collaboration with the study results
  • seek input from the community on management options.

The outcomes of this project can help provide protection from flooding to you, your family and your property.

This may mean there are works undertaken in the future near your home or work, or you may have to incorporate flood compatible design into any future development. At the very least you will receive advice and information to assist you in making your home or work ‘flood safe’, or what to do during a flood event.

  • Resident / Landowner Survey 2018

    28 days ago

    As part of the study's first consultation stage, Council is initially seeking community input in the form of a survey.

    The aim of the survey is to:

    • Understand how residents and businesses are impacted by flooding
    • Canvas which types of flood management options are most preferred by the community.

    Community members are encouraged to provide input to this project by completing the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/LowerShoalhavenFRMSP

    The survey is open from 19 November 2018 to 18 January 2019.


    As part of the study's first consultation stage, Council is initially seeking community input in the form of a survey.

    The aim of the survey is to:

    • Understand how residents and businesses are impacted by flooding
    • Canvas which types of flood management options are most preferred by the community.

    Community members are encouraged to provide input to this project by completing the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/LowerShoalhavenFRMSP

    The survey is open from 19 November 2018 to 18 January 2019.