Cooks River and Marrickville Valley Flood Studies

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Marrickville Council is updating its database of properties that will be subject to flood-related
development controls. The technical basis for identifying the properties is provided in the following:

    Cooks River Flood Study - 2009 (large file, 19MB PDF)

    Eastern Channel East Flood Study - 2010 (large file, 29MB PDF)

    Marrickville Valley Flood Study - 2011 (large file, 18MB PDF)

    Draft policy for Identifying Properties Subject to Flood Related Development Controls (PDF)
    Draft policy Appendix

    Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

      These documents are now on public exhibition. You are invited to view and make a submission.
       

      Area covered by the three Flood studies

      Why?

      Council must identify properties that are at risk of flooding because:

      • Council has a duty of care and a legal obligation to provide this information to prospective property purchasers. This information is included on the S149 Certificate that is provided as part of a contract for sale.
      • Flood related devlopment controls (such as ensuring the new house floor level is above a given flood level) are the only means of ensuring that a new house will not be subject to frequent flooding and possible significant property damage.
      • By undertaking flood studies and identifying which properties are at risk of flooding, Council can ensure that new developments do not increase flood levels (and thus increase flood damages) for adjoining neighbours.

      Who?

      Floodplan management process

      Photograph of March 2012 flooding

      Photograph of March 2012 flooding

      WMAwater, a Sydney based consultancy specialising in stormwater and flood modelling and management, is assisting Council with this public exhibition.

      Council's Floodplain Management Committee is seeking community representatives from within the study area. The Committee will oversee the floodplain management process and help with decision making.

      How?

      You can view the flood studies and make submissions between 7 May and 4 June 2012. The studies are available to view on this page (see above), and hard copies are available to view at the following locations:

      • St Peters Library, Unwins Bridge Rd, Sydenham
      • Marrickville Library, corner Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Marrickville
      • Marrickville Council Customer Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham
         

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      Council will also hold two workshops where you can ask questions and seek further information. These will be held at the Marrickville Council Administration Centre, Level 3, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham:

      • Marrickville Valley and Eastern Channel East Flood Studies, Wednesday 16 May 2012, 6pm
      • Cooks River Flood Study, Wednesday 23 May 2012, 6pm

      The workshops will also provide information about the recent flood on the Cooks River.

      For further information contact:

      • Richard Dewar
        Director WMAwater
        Tel: 9299 2855
         
      • Brooke Martin
        Coordinator Asset Planning, Marrickville Council
        Tel: 8595 2486

      Marrickville Council is updating its database of properties that will be subject to flood-related
      development controls. The technical basis for identifying the properties is provided in the following:

        Cooks River Flood Study - 2009 (large file, 19MB PDF)

        Eastern Channel East Flood Study - 2010 (large file, 29MB PDF)

        Marrickville Valley Flood Study - 2011 (large file, 18MB PDF)

        Draft policy for Identifying Properties Subject to Flood Related Development Controls (PDF)
        Draft policy Appendix

        Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

          These documents are now on public exhibition. You are invited to view and make a submission.
           

          Area covered by the three Flood studies

          Why?

          Council must identify properties that are at risk of flooding because:

          • Council has a duty of care and a legal obligation to provide this information to prospective property purchasers. This information is included on the S149 Certificate that is provided as part of a contract for sale.
          • Flood related devlopment controls (such as ensuring the new house floor level is above a given flood level) are the only means of ensuring that a new house will not be subject to frequent flooding and possible significant property damage.
          • By undertaking flood studies and identifying which properties are at risk of flooding, Council can ensure that new developments do not increase flood levels (and thus increase flood damages) for adjoining neighbours.

          Who?

          Floodplan management process

          Photograph of March 2012 flooding

          Photograph of March 2012 flooding

          WMAwater, a Sydney based consultancy specialising in stormwater and flood modelling and management, is assisting Council with this public exhibition.

          Council's Floodplain Management Committee is seeking community representatives from within the study area. The Committee will oversee the floodplain management process and help with decision making.

          How?

          You can view the flood studies and make submissions between 7 May and 4 June 2012. The studies are available to view on this page (see above), and hard copies are available to view at the following locations:

          • St Peters Library, Unwins Bridge Rd, Sydenham
          • Marrickville Library, corner Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Marrickville
          • Marrickville Council Customer Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham
             

          Join the discussion at the forum below to have your say. If you haven't yet set up a login, click here to register.

          Council will also hold two workshops where you can ask questions and seek further information. These will be held at the Marrickville Council Administration Centre, Level 3, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham:

          • Marrickville Valley and Eastern Channel East Flood Studies, Wednesday 16 May 2012, 6pm
          • Cooks River Flood Study, Wednesday 23 May 2012, 6pm

          The workshops will also provide information about the recent flood on the Cooks River.

          For further information contact:

          • Richard Dewar
            Director WMAwater
            Tel: 9299 2855
             
          • Brooke Martin
            Coordinator Asset Planning, Marrickville Council
            Tel: 8595 2486
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