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Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Yass Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan

Yass Valley Council commissioned the preparation of a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the township of Yass. The overall objectives of the Yass Floodplain Risk Management Study (Yass FRMS) were to assess the impacts of flooding, review existing Council policies as they relate to development of land in flood liable areas, consider measures for the management of flood affected land and to develop the Yass Floodplain Risk Management Plan (Yass FRMP) which:

i) Proposes modifications to existing Council policies to ensure that the development of flood affected land is undertaken so as to be compatible with the flood hazard and risk.

ii) Sets out the recommended program of works and measures aimed at reducing over time, the social, environmental and economic impacts of flooding.

iii) Provides a program for implementation of the proposed works and measures.

The activities undertaken in the Yass FRMS included:

  1. Undertaking a consultation program over the course of the study to ensure that the Yass community was informed of the objectives, progress and outcomes over the course of the study.

  2. Review and updating of flooding patterns in Yass for flood events up to the Probable Maximum Flood.

  3. Assessment of the economic impacts of flooding, including the numbers of affected properties and estimation of flood damages.

  4. Review of current flood related planning controls for Yass and their compatibility with flooding conditions.

  5. Strategic review of potential floodplain risk management works and measures aimed at reducing flood damages, including an economic assessment of the most promising measures.

  6. Ranking of works and measures using a multi-objective scoring system which took into account economic, financial, environmental and planning considerations.

  7. Preparation of the Yass FRMP.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Yass Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan
Commission Date 1 July 2018
Publication Date 1 July 2021
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Yass Valley Council
Author/ Prepared by Lyall & Associates Consulting Water Engineers
Publish date 10 August 2021
Update date 12 August 2021
River Basin 410 - Murrumbidgee
Place Name Yass
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 11 August 2021
Submitted by Tom Rooney
Approved 12 August 2021
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 51858e09-4282-4bca-b75d-1644cc371313