Managing flood risk in your neighbourhood – Hawthorne Canal catchment

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Background

In 2015, Council engaged Council engaged consultants, WMA Water, to conduct a flood study. This involved modelling flood behaviour using rainfall data and information from the community about past storm events. The study determined where flood water will run, how the existing drainage system will cope and which properties are affected.

In 2017, WMA Water, has been engaged again – this time to undertake a flood management plan. This involves reviewing the flood study and identifying options for reducing flood risk in the catchment including:

  • better flood planning;
  • controls on development; and
  • new or upgraded stormwater systems.

What's happening


Background

In 2015, Council engaged Council engaged consultants, WMA Water, to conduct a flood study. This involved modelling flood behaviour using rainfall data and information from the community about past storm events. The study determined where flood water will run, how the existing drainage system will cope and which properties are affected.

In 2017, WMA Water, has been engaged again – this time to undertake a flood management plan. This involves reviewing the flood study and identifying options for reducing flood risk in the catchment including:

  • better flood planning;
  • controls on development; and
  • new or upgraded stormwater systems.

What's happening now?

The recent review of the flood study identified properties in the catchment that are flood affected. This means that future development on properties that are flood affected may be subject to development controls.

Find out more

  • View the flood study
  • See the map of flood planning area
  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions
  • Talk to a Council Officer and/or consultant at a Community Information Session – see details below. It is essential to register your details and a time to attend the Information Sessions. To do this, please phone Ryan Hawken on 9335 2246.

Venue & Address

Date

Time

Petersham Service Centre

2 – 14 Fisher Street, Petersham

Thursday 11 May 2017

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuesday 23 May 2017

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Have your say

You are invited to provide feedback on the flood study and its findings by completing the submission form below.

Feedback closes on Friday 2 June 2017

Next steps

All submissions received through the public exhibition will be reviewed and considered by Council officers and WMA Water. Any changes resulting from this will be included in the updated Flood Planning Area map which will then be considered at a forthcoming Council meeting. Everyone who makes a submission will be notified of the outcome of the review of their property before the updated map is presented to Council.

Later in the year you will be invited to comment on possible options for reducing flood risk which will contribute to the plan for managing floods that is currently being developed.

Contact details

If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Hawken by phone on 9335 2246 or email.

This project is supported by the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program

Tell your story

Stories has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a story.

Your experiences of flooding in the Hawthorne Canal catchment are valuable to preparation of this plan. 

Share your pictures, links to videos and stories here about recent floods you've experienced and the affects it had on you. Please include details about where and when the flooding happened.  

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences of flooding in the Hawthorne Canal catchment.


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    Tidal floods on Hawthorne Pde, Haberfield

    by DAL, over 3 years ago

    Tidal flooding is a major issue on parts of Hawthorne Parade Haberfield. When tides are above 1.8m up to 2m, the road floods; at the highest tides, the road is completely covered. There is a section of about 100m affected by these tides and we have already had one quite new car written off due to salt water damage.

    The area affected is around numbers 220–260 Hawthorne Parade and the last time this occurred was mid-January 2017. It occurs every high tide.

    The photo attached shows the depth of the water on 17 January 2017. The site says I can... Continue reading

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    No floods or stagnant water in 20 years Earle Avenue Ashfield

    by Sheila Coupe, over 3 years ago

    I have not experienced or seen any flooding in Earle avenue or in my property during the last 20 years during storms and heavy rains water has drained freely down the drains.

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    Looking for The Ark

    by Lucinda, over 3 years ago

    Lewisham Railway Station.

    Three feet of water.

    Nothing more to say.