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Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Towradgi Creek, Wollongong Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

The Towradgi Creek catchment drains an area of about 7.2 square kilometres through the northern Wollongong suburbs of Tarrawanna, Corrimal, Towradgi and Fernhill. The catchment lies approximately 5.5km north of the Central Business District of Wollongong. About 50% of the catchment is steep and forested and forms part of the Illawarra Escarpment. The lower half of the catchment is much flatter and mostly urbanised. Towradgi Creek flows into the Pacific Ocean at Corrimal Beach. Specific objectives of the study include:

  • a review of the results from the original flood study and its recent addendum;
  • the implementation of a community consultation strategy, to ensure community input is obtained at key times throughout the study;
  • a description and quantification of the flood problems in the Towradgi Creek catchment including the likely cost of flooding to the local community;
  • the identification and assessment of potential floodplain risk management measures to reduce the risks and hazards of flooding;
  • a detailed review of issues relating to planning and development controls within the floodplain. Don Fox Planning Pty Ltd has prepared a stand-alone document entitled Report on Planning Issues as part of this study. Included in this report, is a proposed draft Development Control Plan (DCP) entitled “Managing Our Flood Risks”;
  • the development of a recommended draft Floodplain Risk Management Plan for the Towradgi Creek catchment that outlines the best measures to reduce flood damage, based on environmental, social, economic, financial and engineering considerations.

Additional Information

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Title Towradgi Creek, Wollongong Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
Publication Date 1 June 2003
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Wollongong City Council
Author/ Prepared by Bewsher Consulting
Publish date 27 June 2019
Update date 27 June 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 27 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 27 June 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 6c69a799-16bc-43b0-9c12-7f7f52fb3d42