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Floodplain Risk Management Study

Riverview Road Area - Nowra Floodplain Management Study

The land on the south bank of the Shoalhaven River downstream of Nowra Bridge has had a history of flooding. This Floodplain Management Study examines flooding issues relating to the area east of the Princes Highway generally bounded by the Shoalhaven River, the Shoalhaven Caravan Park and Moss Street (generally known as “The Riverview Road Area”). The area is occupied by approximately 190 residential buildings (single dwellings and flats), two caravan parks, the sailing club/restaurant, the Leagues Club, and approximately 23 hectares of vacant land west of Ferry Lane. Some of the vacant land is approved for subdivision and there is pressure for further infill development.

The study was initiated by Shoalhaven City Council to address the management of the flood problem in the Riverview Road area. The primary objectives of the Study were to define the nature and extent of the hazard; to identify, assess and optimise measures aimed at reducing the impact of flooding on both existing and future development; and to make recommendations for future development in the study area. The Floodplain Management Study builds on the Lower Shoalhaven River Flood Study, which was completed in April 1990 and defines design flood levels within the Lower Shoalhaven floodplain, including the Riverview Road area. Once a preferred scheme is adopted, an overall Floodplain Management Plan can be prepared.

Additional Information

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Title Riverview Road Area - Nowra Floodplain Management Study
Publication Date 26 February 2002
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Shoalhaven City Council
Author/ Prepared by WMAwater
Publish date 16 July 2019
Update date 18 July 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 18 July 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 18 July 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 0e585256-a531-4c03-acec-3fca18eeb446