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Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Queanbeyan Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan

Study Objectives

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (Council) commissioned the finalisation of the Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the parts of the Queanbeyan that are affected by flooding from the Queanbeyan and Molonglo Rivers (referred to herein as “main stream flooding”). The overall objectives of the Floodplain Risk Management Study (FRMS) were to assess the impacts of flooding, review existing Council policies as they relate to development of land in flood liable areas, consider options for the management of flood affected land and to develop a Floodplain Risk Management Plan (FRMP) which:

i) proposes modifications to existing Council policies to ensure that the development of flood affected land is undertaken so as to be compatible with the flood hazard and risk;

ii) proposes Flood Planning Levels for the various land uses in the floodplain;

iii) sets out the recommended program of works and measures aimed at reducing over time, the social, environmental and economic impacts of flooding; and

iv) proposes a program for implementation of the proposed works and measures.

As the FRMS focuses principally on main stream flooding from the Queanbeyan and Molonglo Rivers, it does not deal with other sources of flooding such as minor tributary flooding and major overland flow which also occurs in other parts of the City.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Queanbeyan Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan
Commission Date 1 December 2018
Publication Date 1 December 2020
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Author/ Prepared by Lyall & Associates Consulting Water Engineers
Publish date 11 March 2021
Update date 11 March 2021
River Basin 410 - Murrumbidgee
Place Name Queanbeyan
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 12 March 2021
Submitted by Tom Rooney
Approved 12 March 2021
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 5f0e3c7d-dab4-499a-8c26-19ae1e5fc4b6