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Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Submission closed on 01 October 2018

The Flood Study is the first stage in the development of a plan to better manage the flood risks for properties across the Campbelltown local government area (LGA).

Community Consultation

Council has prepared the Draft Bow Bowing Bunbury Curran Creek Strategic Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (FRMSP) and is seeking feedback from the community.

The FRMSP identifies the areas in Campbelltown most at risk of flooding and potential ways to minimise the risk.

The BBBC FRMSP will be available for comment until Monday 1 October 2018.

Community information sessions will be held on 20 September from 11 am to 1pm and 5pm to 7pm at Campbelltown Civic Hall, 91 Queen Street Campbelltown. Please come along and discuss the FRMSP with Council officers.

The document can also be reviewed via the link on this page, at the ground floor of Council’s Civic Centre during Council’s ordinary office hours; HJ Daley Library, Hurley St, Campbelltown; Eaglevale Library, Cnr Feldspar Rd and Emerald Dr, Eagle Vale; Greg Percival Library, Cnr Oxford and Cumberland Rds, Ingleburn; and Glenquarie Branch Library, Brooks St, Macquarie Fields until Monday 1 October 2018.

This project was supported by the NSW and Australian Governments through the Natural Disaster Resilience Program.

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Making a submission

Submissions have now closed.

The study and plan

Please view the draft study and plan via the links below:

Draft BBBC FRMSP - Volume 1(9MB, PDF)

Draft BBBC FRMSP - Volume 2(37MB, PDF)

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Floodplain Risk Management Study  

The second stage of the process is the preparation of a Floodplain Risk Management Study. This involves assessing a range of options to manage flood risk or storm events, including:  

  • measures that change the way floods and stormwater behave
  • measures that change a property to make it more resilient against flooding
  • measures that change our response to flooding.    

Floodplain Risk Management Plan  

The third stage of the process is the preparation of a Floodplain Risk Management Plan. The Plan will include recommendations for addressing flooding. It will be placed on public exhibition and the community will have the opportunity to provide feedback. After formal adoption, Council will act on the options in the Plan as resources allow.  

The Bow Bowing Bunbury Curran (BBBC) Catchment covers an area of 90 km2 which encompasses most of the urban areas of Campbelltown. Suburbs partially or completely located within the catchment include:

  • Airds
  • Ambarvale
  • Bardia
  • Blair Athol
  • Blairmount
  • Bow Bowing
  • Bradbury
  • Campbelltown
  • Claymore
  • Denham Court
  • Eagle Vale
  • Englorie Park
  • Eschol Park
  • Glen Alpine
  • Glenfield
  • Ingleburn
  • Kearns
  • Leumeah
  • Macquarie Fields
  • Macquarie Links
  • Minto
  • Raby
  • Ruse
  • St Andrews
  • Varroville
  • Woodbine

The BBBC Strategic Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (FRMSP) has been developed to identify the properties which will experience the highest flood risk. This was achieved by looking at properties which may have flooding issues in very frequent floods and will be at significant risk in extremely rare floods.

Due to the size of the catchment, only clusters of properties were identified, rather than individual properties. Council is not dismissing these properties as not having a flood problem or suggesting that the flood problem of one property is not as important as that of multiple properties.

The next step of the floodplain risk management process for the BBBC catchment is to complete highly detailed FRMSP for each of the sub-catchments which make up the BBBC. This will allow Council to address individual properties, for a wider range of floods.

This project is being completed with financial assistance from NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

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