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Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Hazelbrook Creek and Woodford Creek Catchment FRMS&P

The overall objective of the project is to develop a Floodplain Risk Management Study (FRMS) where management issues are assessed, management options are investigated, and recommendations are made, and prepare a Floodplain Risk Management Plan (FRMP) detailing how flood prone land within the floodplain is to be managed based on the findings of the study. The specific objectives of the Floodplain Risk Management Study are:

  • Review the current Hazelbrook and Woodford Catchments Mainstream and Overland Flow Flood Study (NSW Public Works, 2013);
  • Review Council’s existing environmental planning policies and instruments including Council’s long term planning strategies for the study area, particularly in the light of the potential impact of climate change and in terms of consistency with the principles of the Floodplain Development Manual (2005).Identify residential flood planning levels and flood planning area
  • Identify works, measures and restrictions aimed at reducing 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 and taking into account the potential impacts of climate change.
  • To assess the effectiveness of these works and measures for reducing the effects of flooding on the community and development, both existing and future and taking into account the potential impacts of climate change;
  • To consider whether the proposed works and measures might produce adverse effects (environmental, social, economic, or flooding) in the floodplain and whether they can be minimised;
  • In terms of the Department of Planning Circular PS 07-003 and “Guideline on Development Controls on Low Flood Risk Areas – Floodplain Development Manual”, determine if and where exceptional circumstance are appropriate for flood related development controls on residential development on land outside the residential flood planning area.
  • In consultation with the NSW SES, review the local flood plan, identify deficiencies in information and address the issues identified in the DECCW Guideline “NSW SES Requirements from the FRM Process.”
  • Examine the present flood warning system, community flood awareness and emergency response measures in the context of the NSW State Emergency Service's developments and disaster planning requirements.
  • Examine ways in which the river and floodplain environment may be enhanced without having a detrimental effect on flooding; and,
  • Identify modifications required to current policies in the light of investigations. The objective of the Stages 3, 4, 5 and 6 report is to provide a draft floodplain risk management study and draft floodplain risk management plan.

Additional Information

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Title Hazelbrook Creek and Woodford Creek Catchment FRMS&P
Publication Date 26 February 2018
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Blue Mountains City Council
Author/ Prepared by Cardno
Publish date 2 July 2020
Update date 6 July 2020
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 6 July 2020
Submitted by Julia Muniz de Miranda Sa
Approved 6 July 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 9922a55c-c3c2-4402-8454-ffa419ba80c3