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Floodplain Risk Management Study

Coffs Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study

Coffs Creek is a relatively small, but highly populated catchment on the mid north coast of New South Wales. The creek is approximately 12km long and has a catchment area (excluding its northern tributaries) of 24 square kilometres. The study area includes the main Coffs Creek catchment area. The northern tributaries of Coffs Creek are not included in the study area, as a separate investigation [Paterson Consultants, 1997] was undertaken for this part of the catchment. The main CBD area has also been the subject of separate drainage investigations.

The objective of the study is to prepare a floodplain risk management plan that will minimise the effects of flooding. Specific objectives of the study include:

  • quantification of the flood problem within the Coffs Creek study area;
  • an assessment of potential floodplain management measures to reduce the risks of flooding, including flood mitigation works and other catchment-wide measures such as flood warning, emergency management and planning controls;
  • a consultation program that involves the community through the progress of the study and in the consideration of potential flood mitigation works and other measures;
  • the development of a recommended floodplain risk management plan for the study area outlining the best measures to reduce flood risks, based on consideration of environmental, social, economic and engineering issues.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Coffs Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study
Publication Date 4 October 2005
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Coffs Harbour City Council
Author/ Prepared by Bewsher Consulting
Publish date 19 June 2019
Update date 26 June 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 20 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 27 June 2019
Approved by shaun_epe
Identifier 29dd3029-9d1b-4aff-bffe-262651d0393f