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Floodplain Risk Management Plan

Kangaroo Valley Floodplain Risk Management Plan

The Kangaroo River is a tributary of the Shoalhaven River, on the south coast of New South Wales. The river originates from within the Budderoo National Park, from where it flows across the western escarpment, through the township of Kangaroo Valley, and discharges into Lake Yarrunga. Lake Yarrunga is formed by Tallowa Dam, constructed immediately downstream of the confluence of the Kangaroo River and the Shoalhaven River. The land use of the catchment is predominately forest and pasture, with isolated areas of urban development. The terrain is varied; steep ranges surround the catchment on the northern, eastern and southern sides, formed by the eastern escarpment. In the centre of these ranges are open alluvial flats.

Flooding in Kangaroo Valley can pose a hazard to some residents and properties near rivers, creeks and overland flowpaths. The purpose of this study is to identify and examine options for the management of flooding and make recommendations for actions to be adopted as part of the Floodplain Risk Management Plan. The specific objectives of the FRMP are:

  • Describe an appropriate mix of measures that addresses existing, future and continuing flood risks
  • To protect and where possible enhance the creek and floodplain environment.
  • To be consistent with the objectives of relevant State policies, in particular, the Government’s Flood Prone Lands and State Rivers and Estuaries Policies, and to satisfy the objectives and requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.
  • To integrate the floodplain risk management plan with the local emergency management plan (flood plan), other relevant catchment management plans, Council’s existing corporate, business and strategic plans, existing and proposed environmental planning instruments and policies, and to meet Council’s obligations under the Local Government Act, 1993.
  • To have the support of the local community.
  • To ensure actions arising out of the management plan are sustainable in social, environmental, ecological and economic terms, including the timely adaptation to climate change impacts as they manifest.
  • To establish a program for implementation that should include priorities, staging, responsibilities, funding mechanism, constraints and monitoring.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Kangaroo Valley Floodplain Risk Management Plan
Publication Date 1 April 2016
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Shoalhaven City Council
Author/ Prepared by Cardno
Publish date 15 July 2019
Update date 16 July 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 16 July 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 16 July 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 53a8e0a5-b989-4ba6-8a77-3b97871aed98