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Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Salt Pan Creek Catchments Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Reasons for the Study and Plan

Flooding problems have been reported within the Salt Pan Creek catchment on a number of occasions, including major floods that occurred throughout the lower Georges River and Salt Pan Creek estuary in 1988, 1986 and 1963, and from more local thunderstorm events over the catchment including storms in 2010, 1990 and 1974.

Flood studies were completed on the four stormwater catchments that comprise the study area during 2009 and 2010. These studies established computer models of flood behaviour within their respective catchments, and provided detailed information on the extent and depth of inundation for a range of design floods. Model results also provided design flood heights, flood velocities and hydraulic hazards.

In June 2010, Bewsher Consulting was commissioned by Bankstown City Council to assist its Floodplain Management Committee in preparing a floodplain management study and plan for the Salt Pan Creek catchments. Assistance was provided during the course of the study by FloodMit Pty Ltd on floodplain management issues and Grech Planners on town planning issues.

The floodplain management study further identifies the flood problem, and investigates alternative options to reduce these flooding problems. A plan of recommended measures is also presented for Council to implement.


The prime responsibility for planning and management of flood prone lands in NSW rests with local government. The NSW Government provides assistance on state-wide policy issues and technical support. Financial assistance is also provided to undertake flood and floodplain risk management studies and for the implementation of works identified in any subsequent floodplain risk management plan.

Bankstown Council?s Floodplain Management Committee oversaw the Study. This committee includes Councillors and staff from Bankstown Council, staff from the Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney Water Corporation and the State Emergency Service. A number of community representatives are also members of the committee.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Salt Pan Creek Catchments Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
Publication Date 1 December 2013
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
© OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Canterbury-Bankstown Council
Author/ Prepared by Bewsher Consulting Pty Ltd
Publish date 6 June 2017
Update date 6 June 2017
Place Name Salt Pan Creek Catchment
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 6 June 2017
Submitted by John Silk
Approved 27 June 2017
Approved by dstazic
Data Comment

Report only; no other data. Legacy data; may have been superseded.

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