Waverley Flood Study

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Consultation has concluded

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.

To see what properties and areas have been identified in the Flood Study, please click here to view the map.

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.

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.

To see what properties and areas have been identified in the Flood Study, please click here to view the map.

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.

Consultation has concluded
  • November 2017 Update

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    03 Nov 2017
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    We are currently in the Data Compilation and Initial Community Consultation phase of the flood study. A key task of this stage of the project is collecting flood information from the community.

    You can help!

    A newsletter and questionnaire are currently being sent out to community members in Waverley. You can help us improve flood management by passing on any information you have about your flood experience in the catchment.

    Any information is highly valuable and will help in verifying flood predictions and managing risks to our community.

    Please take a minute or two to complete the questionnaire regarding your previous flood experiences in the Waverley LGA catchment. You can complete the questionnaire you received in the mail or complete it online via the link below . This information is strictly confidential and only used for the study.

    Photos and video of any flooding in the catchment are also highly valuable. You can:

    BMT WBM

    PO Box 1181

    Ultimo 2007

    Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

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