Managing flood risk in your neighbourhood – former Leichhardt LGA


Background

Council engaged consultants, Cardno, to conduct the Leichhardt Flood Study which was completed in 2014. The study determined where flood water will run, how the existing drainage system will cope and which properties are affected.

Using this information, Council has developed a flood risk management study and plan which identifies options for identifying options for reducing flood risk including:

  • better emergency planning;
  • controls on development; and
  • infrastructure work to change flood behaviour.

What's happening now?

Council is seeking feedback from the community on the draft plan to manage flooding in the former Leichhardt local government area.

Background

Council engaged consultants, Cardno, to conduct the Leichhardt Flood Study which was completed in 2014. The study determined where flood water will run, how the existing drainage system will cope and which properties are affected.

Using this information, Council has developed a flood risk management study and plan which identifies options for identifying options for reducing flood risk including:

  • better emergency planning;
  • controls on development; and
  • infrastructure work to change flood behaviour.

What's happening now?

Council is seeking feedback from the community on the draft plan to manage flooding in the former Leichhardt local government area.

See the structural options for each catchment and find out more details about the findings of the flood study in the Document Library

Find out more

Venue & Address

Date & Time

Leichhardt Town Hall - 107 Norton Street, Leichhardt

Tuesday 29 August 2017 - 6:00 to 8:00pm

Balmain Town Hall 370 Darling Street, Balmain

Wednesday 30 August 2017 - 6:00 to 8:00pm


RSVP: Please phone Christine Phillips on 9392 5644 to register to attend at a workshop.

Have your say

You can provide feedback on the options to manage flooding by completing the form below. The last day to provide feedback is 29 September 2017

What happens next?

Following input from the local community, Council will finalise the Draft Leichhardt Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. The finalised draft study and plan will then be presented to Council for adoption.

Contact details

If you have any questions please call Council’s Stormwater and Development Engineer, Christine Phillips, on 9392 5644 or by email.


  • Council adopts the Draft Leichhardt Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

    8 months ago

    Council considered a report about the draft study and plan at a meeting on 24 April 2018. It was resolved that Council:

    1. Adopt the draft amendments to update the Flood Control Lot Maps and the Foreshore Flood Control Lot Maps in Appendix E (Water Guidelines) Sections 4 and 5 of the Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2013, in accordance with Clause 21 of the Environmental Planning Assessment Regulation 2000;

    2. Place a notice in a local newspaper advising of the commencement of the amendments to Sections 4 and 5 of Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2013 that incorporate the updated Flood...

    Council considered a report about the draft study and plan at a meeting on 24 April 2018. It was resolved that Council:

    1. Adopt the draft amendments to update the Flood Control Lot Maps and the Foreshore Flood Control Lot Maps in Appendix E (Water Guidelines) Sections 4 and 5 of the Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2013, in accordance with Clause 21 of the Environmental Planning Assessment Regulation 2000;

    2. Place a notice in a local newspaper advising of the commencement of the amendments to Sections 4 and 5 of Leichhardt Development Control Plan 2013 that incorporate the updated Flood Control Lot Maps and the Foreshore Flood Control Lot Maps detailed in Part 1 of the recommendation;

    3. Adopt the Leichhardt Flood Study – Volume 1 & Volume 2 (Cardno, 2015 & 2014) and Estuarine Planning Levels Study (Cardno, 2010);

    4. Receive the minutes and adopt the recommendations of the Inner West Council Flood Management Advisory Committee held on 14 December 2017, which includes the adoption of the Leichhardt Flood Risk Management Study and Plan (Cardno, November 2017)

    5. Calls on the General Manger to produce a report for Council on the cost of all the flood mitigation measures arising out of the floodplain risk management plans for all of the affected areas in the Inner West and a funding strategy to address them.

    Read the report from the meeting