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Camden - Flood Risk Management Policy

The Flood Risk Management Policy establishes flood risk management planning and development procedures for all flood prone land within the Camden Local Government Area (LGA). Flood prone land is land susceptible to flooding by the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) event. The Policy has regard to the requirements of the New South Wales Government Floodplain Development Manual – April 2005. The primary method of Flood Risk Management in the Camden LGA is through the application of development controls on flood prone lands as set out in this policy. The aims and objectives of this Policy are to:

  • inform applicants of Council’s Development Controls in flood risk areas;
  • adopt a Flood Planning Level (FPL)
  • alert the community to the extent and hazard of flooding in the Camden LGA;
  • reduce the impact of flooding on individual properties;
  • limit private and public liability resulting from flooding;
  • limit the potential risk to life and property resulting from flooding;
  • prevent non-compatible development in flood prone areas;
  • ensure development in flood prone areas is sympathetic with the character of the surrounding land uses and character;
  • ensure, where practical, that buildings and services required for evacuation and emergency needs are located above the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF);
  • assess all proposed developments on flood prone properties on a ‘merits based’ approach taking account of social, economic, environmental and flooding considerations; The aims and objectives of the Policy

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Camden - Flood Risk Management Policy
Publication Date 10 April 2006
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Camden Council
Author/ Prepared by Camden Council
Publish date 22 May 2020
Update date 22 May 2020
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 22 May 2020
Submitted by Julia Muniz de Miranda Sa
Approved 23 May 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier bec5140f-32cf-47cf-8b92-5c1628ade25f