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Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Culcairn Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

The township of Culcairn is located in the Greater Hume Shire Local Government Area situated in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales (NSW). GHSC is surrounded by the LGA’s of Wagga Wagga, Urana, Tumut, Corowa, Tumbarumba, Albury and Indigo. The main objective of this FRMS&P is to identify floodplain risk, test amelioration strategies for the management of risk and to put forward priorities and approximately costed recommendations in regards to flood risk mitigation at Culcairn.

FRMS objectives:

  • Review of Council’s existing environmental planning policies and instruments including Council’s long term planning strategies for the Study Area
  • Obtain damage estimates under the range of design floods mention under existing conditions
  • Identification of works, measures and restrictions aimed to reduce the social, environmental and economic impacts of flooding and the losses caused by flooding on development and the community, both existing and future, over the full range of potential flood events
  • To assess the effectiveness of the works and measures for reducing the effect of flooding on the community and development, both existing and future

FRMP objectives:

  • Reduce the flood hazard and risk to people and property in the 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 watercourses/creeks and floodplain environment
  • Be consistent with the objectives of relevant State policies, in particular, the Government’s Flood Prone Lands and State Rivers and Estuaries Policies and satisfy the objectives and requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Culcairn Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
Publication Date 20 September 2017
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Greater Hume Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by WMAwater
Publish date 15 May 2019
Update date 20 May 2019
River Basin 410 - Murrumbidgee
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 15 May 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 20 May 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier bac8712f-2089-40e3-ad0b-b6ead49945bd