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Captains Flat Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan

Flooding in Captains Flat can pose a hazard to some residents and properties near creeks and overland flow-paths. The purpose of this study is to identify and examine options for the management of flooding within the study area. The Molonglo River catchment covers an area of approximately 2,000 square kilometres, extending from the Murrumbidgee River to the headwaters of the Molonglo and Queanbeyan Rivers. The land use of the catchment varies considerably, ranging from highly developed areas within Canberra and Queanbeyan, to wetlands, pine forests and rural land.

The overall objective of this study is to develop a Floodplain Risk Management Plan to implement the recommendations resulting from the Floodplain Risk Management Study. The specific objectives of the Plan are to:

  • Reduce the flood hazard and risk to people and property in the existing community and to ensure future development is controlled in a manner consistent with the flood hazard and risk;
  • Reduce private and public losses due to flooding;
  • Protect and where possible enhance the river and floodplain environment;
  • Be consistent with the objectives of relevant State policies;
  • Ensure that the draft floodplain risk management plan is fully integrated with Council’s plans and proposals, meets Council’s obligations under the Local Government Act, 1993 and has the support of the local community;
  • Ensure proposed actions are sustainable in social, environmental, ecological and economic terms; and,
  • Establish a program for implementation.

Additional Information

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Title Captains Flat Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan
Publication Date 16 October 2015
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
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Council/LGA Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Author/ Prepared by Cardno
Publish date 30 May 2019
Update date 26 June 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 31 May 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 26 June 2019
Approved by shaun_epe
Identifier b0f30320-56e5-49ef-b065-0a473759d334