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Floodplain Risk Management Study

Yamba Floodplain Risk Management Study

Yamba is located at the mouth of the Clarence River and is effectively surrounded by water with the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Clarence River to the north, Oyster Channel to the west and land extending to Lake Wooloweyah in the south. Yamba represents a major urban centre in the district and has a population of over 6,000 residents which doubles during the Christmas tourist season. It is predominantly a residential/tourist centre and there are three caravan parks, a small commercial/business area and an industrial estate on the floodplain. The objectives of this Study are:

  • to review the nature and extent of the flood hazard in light of the recently completed Lower Clarence River Flood Study Review (March 2004),
  • to assess a range of management measures for existing and proposed development,
  • to determine potential impacts of future development and assess options to mitigate these impacts.

Additional Information

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Title Yamba Floodplain Risk Management Study
Publication Date 13 October 2008
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Clarence Valley Council
Author/ Prepared by WMAwater
Publish date 14 June 2019
Update date 20 June 2019
River Basin 204 - Clarence
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 14 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 21 June 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier a7d79a92-ba3d-4729-90d4-a15ebbde5ea4