Update April 2021: The Waverley LGA Flood Study was endorsed by Council at the 13 April Strategic Planning and Development Committee. 

Please see the 2020 consultation summary report for more information on the public exhibition of the draft Waverley LGA Flood Study.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the development of the Waverley Flood Study to this point.

We now have a draft Study available to view and comment. The public exhibition of this document will run from 29 July to 9 September 2020.

About the Study

Informed by community feedback in 2017 and 2018, the study aims to define the flood behaviour under historical, existing and future conditions.

The study is focused on local overland flooding conditions within the urban environment that may occur when the capacity of local creeks, channels and stormwater drainage systems are exceeded in response to intense rainfall. The oceanic interaction along the coastal boundary of the study area was also considered.

The Waverley Flood Study is the initial stage towards the development of a comprehensive Floodplain Risk Management Plan that will ultimately guide the direction of future floodplain risk management activities across the Waverley LGA.

Properties and areas identified in the Flood Study

There are three tiers of classification visible on the Flood Study Area.

  • Type A – when the flooding is a function of flow accumulation and topographic controls. Flood-related development controls apply to these properties.
  • Type B – when there is a confirmed presence of overland flow path. Traditional flood-related development controls do not apply.
  • Type C – when the overland flow path is uncertain due to limitations of modelling and data. Traditional flood-related development controls do not apply.

The draft Waverley Flood Study is available to view in the 'Document Library'. A project summary and FAQs are also available in the 'Document Library.'

To view our Information Session presentation, outlining the key aspects of the Study, please click here.

Have Your Say

We want to ensure we've encompassed all relevant components in the Flood Study, and that there are no gaps.

Please provide a submission using the survey tool below.

You can also provide a submission in writing. Please quote reference number A17/0168, and address any correspondence to:

The General Manager
Waverley Council
PO Box 9
Bondi Junction NSW 1355

By post or email at info@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Please note that all submissions will form part of Council’s public record and as such can be made available for public viewing on request.

Updates

Do you give permission for the study team to contact you? Required
Please tick your property type Required
Are you aware of stormwater flooding from streets or channels in your catchment? Please tick your answer Required
Have you ever been inconvenienced by uncontrolled floodwater/stormwater from streets or channels? Please tick your answer. Required
Have you ever experienced flooding on your street? Required
Are you interested in taking part in the Floodplain Risk Management Committee? This Committee will oversee the floodplain risk management process. Required
Please indicate how uncontrolled floodwater/stormwater has inconvenienced you. Please tick your answer. Required
Where did it happen? Required
Has your home or other property been flooded because of uncontrolled floodwater/stormwater from streets or channels? Required
Does this occur regularly (i.e several times a year)? Required
Does it occur regularly (i.e several times a year)? Required
Did you notice any culverts, drains and/or stormwater inlets that were blocked during the flooding? Required
Were those drains... Required
Contact and Property Details (Optional)
Previous Flooding Experience
Photographs and Video

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Which aspect of the draft Waverley Flood Study are you providing feedback to? (please select all that apply) Required
What is your interest in the Waverley Flood Study? (please select all that apply) Required
Have you read the draft Waverley Flood Study (or the part you are providing feedback on)? Required

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.