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Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Wagga Wagga Revised Murrumbidgee River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Wagga Wagga is located in the Riverina region of NSW. The study area is subject to flooding from the Murrumbidgee River. The Murrumbidgee River traverses the floodplain from east to west and is a major tributary to the Murray System draining some 100,000 square kilometres. The catchment area of the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga is approximately 26,400 square kilometres. Wagga Wagga is situated at the boundary of two very differing geographical regions. The sharp relief of the Great Dividing Range (in the upper catchment) flattens to form the Riverina Plain.

The primary objective of this study is to provide Council with a revised FRMS&P for the Murrumbidgee River floodplain which considers the recommendations of the Wagga Wagga FRMS 2009, identifies current floodplain risk using the most recent modelling, and investigates and recommends appropriate risk management strategies. Council has identified five key outcomes of the current project, being:

  1. A community informed and engaged in the Floodplain Risk Management Planning process;
  2. A vegetation management plan;
  3. A strategy to manage the cumulative effects of development on the floodplain;
  4. Identification and quantification of flood hazards (hydraulic and hazard categorisation); and
  5. Development of preferred mitigation options to concept design stage.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Wagga Wagga Revised Murrumbidgee River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
Publication Date 13 April 2018
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Wagga Wagga City Council
Author/ Prepared by WMAwater
Publish date 11 June 2019
Update date 25 June 2019
River Basin 410 - Murrumbidgee
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 11 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 25 June 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier eef88f08-8c2f-4c8c-9f8c-657169d3b9c4