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Warrah Creek - Floodplain Management Plan

The FMP was developed on the basis of a detailed technical analysis of flood flow and in accordance with the NSW Government’s Floodplain Development Manual (2005). The FMP is the outcome of a floodplain management process that included input from affected stakeholders. In formulating the FMP a detailed evaluation of factors that affect, and are affected by, the use of flood prone land was undertaken. This included consideration of hydraulic, environmental, cultural and socio-economic factors. The FMP has the following aims:

  • Provide unobstructed flowpaths that will improve the current drainage of the floodplain system and allow for the orderly passage of flood flows.
  • Balance the expressed requirements of landholders with the requirement to minimise the impact of floodplain development on natural flood flow patterns and ecological functions.

The primary objectives for the Warrah Creek FMP are to:

  • reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on individual owners and occupiers of flood prone property, and reduce private and public losses resulting from floods, utilising ecologically positive methods wherever possible
  • coordinate any floodplain development in order to minimise adverse changes to flood flow patterns
  • increase the sustainable social, economic and ecological benefits of using the floodplain
  • improve and maintain the diversity and well being of native riverine and floodplain ecosystems that depend on flood inundation
  • take into account the cumulative impact on flooding behaviour of individual developments.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Warrah Creek - Floodplain Management Plan
Publication Date 1 February 2012
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Upper Hunter Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Publish date 20 May 2020
Update date 21 May 2020
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 21 May 2020
Submitted by Julia Muniz de Miranda Sa
Approved 21 May 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier c0312e06-f9e8-4d57-bae3-68d3cee9c3ee