June 2023 Update

Following concerns raised by residents during the public exhibition of the draft amendment in 2022, Council:

  • engaged a consultant to undertake an independent peer review of the Waverley Flood Study and draft DCP amendment
  • engaged a consultant to undertake an independent review of the potential impacts on property prices
  • researched the potential insurance implications for residents
  • contacted residents who raised concerns or provided a submission on the Draft Amendment.

Council noted the findings, which were presented on 6 June 2023 at the Strategic Planning and Development Committee (SPDC) meeting. Officers will provide a further update to Council at an upcoming briefing session. A final report will then be presented to Council with proposed DCP controls and consultation outcomes, at a later date.

Public webinar on draft DCP flood amendment

A one-page document with some of the frequently asked questions in relation to flood planning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Council’s response to residents’ concerns and next steps

Flood Planning and home insurance

Flood Planning and property values

Proposed changes to planning controls and flood maps

Waverley LGA Flood Study

Council’s role in managing flood risk through its stormwater drainage network

Project updates


The proposed amendments were placed on public exhibition from 23 June - 21 July 2022.

Letters were sent to impacted properties advising residents of the relevant risk category for their property (low, medium or high risk).

How feedback was collected

1. Check to see if your property is included in the flood planning area by typing in your address into Discover - Council's online mapping tool

2. Download and view the documents on exhibition from the document library.

3. Review the Frequently Asked Questions.

4. Provide your feedback. You can have your say by:

  • Filling in the online survey
  • Emailing: info@waverley.nsw.gov.au
  • Mailing: c/o General Manager, PO Box 9, Bondi Junction NSW 1355

Please quote reference ‘SF21/4935’ for any written correspondence. Please note that all submissions will form part of Council’s public record and as such may be made publicly available. Your name and contact details will be kept confidential.