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Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Bowral Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

The study area encompasses a substantial portion of the township of Bowral. Bowral township is located 5km off the Hume Highway, 115km south-west of Sydney. The town is situated within the Wingecarribee Local Government Area (LGA). The study area includes the floodplain of Mittagong Creek between Old South Road and the Wingecarribee River. It also includes the floodplain of the tributary draining the "Beavan Place" sub-catchment, which flows through Bowral Golf Course and joins Mittagong Creek downstream of the built-up area. The floodplain includes all land potentially subject to flooding up to the probable maximum flood (PMF).

The Bowral Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan investigates what can be done to minimise the effects of flooding. Specific objectives of the study include:

  • a revision of an earlier flood study;
  • quantification of the flood problem in Bowral;
  • assessment of potential floodplain management measures to address the problem; and
  • the development of a recommended Floodplain Risk Management Plan for the Bowral area, outlining the best measures to reduce flood damage, based on consideration of environmental, social, economic and engineering issues.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Bowral Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
Publication Date 1 August 2005
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Wingecarribee Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by Bewsher Consulting
Publish date 18 June 2019
Update date 27 June 2019
River Basin 212 - Hawkesbury
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 18 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 27 June 2019
Approved by jhudson
Identifier 71cdfadb-acfd-45f9-b1ce-2e838ce2faeb