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Floodplain Risk Management Study

Lower Nambucca River Floodplain Management Study

The area to be covered by the Floodplain Management Study and Plan is the Nambucca River floodplain below Wirrimbi Island on the Nambucca River, Congarrinni Bridge on Taylors Arm and the Pacific Highway Bridge on Warrell Creek, extending to the coastline. The study will focus on the towns and villages within the study area. Only an update of the previous damage estimate will be required for Macksville, however that part of Macksville known as Kings Point is to be included in the Study.

The objective of the study is to undertake investigations necessary to enable Council, through its Floodplain Management Committee, to formulate a Floodplain Management Plan for the study area having regard to the State Government Flood Policy, existing flooding problems and proposed development in the area. Specifically, the objectives are to:

  • Identify the nature of the existing flood problem.
  • Assess the most appropriate flood planning level or standards and level of protection for existing and future conditions.
  • Identify appropriate and cost effective measures to reduce the impact of flooding and the potential losses caused by flooding.
  • Assess the effectiveness of these measures to reduce the impact of flooding on existing or proposed residential and commercial development.
  • Determine any adverse effects on the floodplain including agricultural land associated with the proposed measures.
  • Briefly examine the environmental impacts of any proposed works.
  • Determine the extent or limits of future development in the floodplain.
  • Review Council's current flood policy provisions and examine the implications to planning of any proposed changes to the policy.
  • Determine ways of fostering ownership of the problem of flooding by the floodplain residents.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Lower Nambucca River Floodplain Management Study
Publication Date 1 November 1999
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Nambucca Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by Resource Design & Management
Publish date 11 July 2019
Update date 11 July 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 11 July 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 12 July 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier b648a9e4-1c24-4045-b9e5-f82b5ca5afd3