Managing flood risk in your neighbourhood – Marrickville Valley Catchment


Background

In 2015, Council engaged a consultant, Cardno, to conduct the Marrickville Valley Flood Risk Management Study and Plan. The plan identifies options for reducing flood risk and builds on the Marrickville Valley Flood Study which Council adopted in 2013.

In 2015, community members were invited to provide information on past storm events. The information received, along with technical assessments, was used to develop options to reduce flood risk. The community was then invited to give feedback on these options in March/ April 2017. The feedback received helped inform the draft Marrickville Valley Flood Risk Management Study and Plan.

What’s

Background

In 2015, Council engaged a consultant, Cardno, to conduct the Marrickville Valley Flood Risk Management Study and Plan. The plan identifies options for reducing flood risk and builds on the Marrickville Valley Flood Study which Council adopted in 2013.

In 2015, community members were invited to provide information on past storm events. The information received, along with technical assessments, was used to develop options to reduce flood risk. The community was then invited to give feedback on these options in March/ April 2017. The feedback received helped inform the draft Marrickville Valley Flood Risk Management Study and Plan.

What’s happening now?

Council is seeking feedback from the community on the draft plan to mitigate flooding in the Marrickville Valley area.

The plan identifies priority actions for reducing flood risk in the catchment including:

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

Read the executive summary of the draft plan

View the full version of the draft plan

The flood mitigation priorities are based on a range of social, economic and environmental factors which were developed in consultation with the community, owners of flood affected properties, the State Emergency Service and other agencies such as Sydney Water and Roads and Maritime Services.

Find out more about the Flood Risk Management Study which this plan is based on: Part 1 (44MB) & Part 2 (134MB)

Have your say

You are invited provide feedback on the draft flood risk management plan by completing the form below.

The last day to provide feedback is 27 August 2017.

What happens next?

The feedback received will be used to refine and finalise the Marrickville Valley Flood Risk Management Study and Plan. The plan will then be presented to Council for endorsement. This is expected to happen in September 2017.

The final plan will guide Council’s flood management works in the Marrickville Valley catchment for the next 10+ years. Measures to mitigate flooding will be implemented based on the priority of options in the study, synergies between options, and anticipated future works by Council and other agencies. As a guide:

  • Planning and policy measures can generally be implemented within one to three years, and
  • Priority Infrastructure measures can generally be implemented within three to ten years, as funding and opportunities arise.

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.

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


Your experiences of flooding in the Marrickville Valley 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. 

This information will help Council prepare for flood events with better planning, emergency management and infrastructure works.


Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences of flooding in the Marrickville Catchment.


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  • Carrington Road, Marrickville

    by Fiona R, over 3 years ago

    Carrington Road frequently floods so traffic is blocked and it takes a lot time to get through as the other small streets become overloaded. They cant handle anymore traffic. Also under the railway bridge it floods. There appears to be no plan for road widening or other ways of handling traffic which has increased dramatically since the building of medium high rise in the area such as Revolution.

    It floods because of the high tide and the rain combined.

    I also remember when Illawarra Rd flooded up to where Warne Place development now is. Nobody could get through until the... Continue reading

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  • Lawson Avenue, Marrickville

    by Terry, over 3 years ago

    The residents of Lawson Avenue have already provided a jointly signed letter to council (addressed to Ryan Hawken) dated 18 July 2015. The letter also provided a link/reference to a tunmbr site which had photos and videos. For the purposes of this survey, we would like to make reference to that letter.

    Whenever there is very heavy rain, Lawson Avenue experiences severe flooding causing damage to property and putting lives at risk, especially as there are many small children living in the street. As noted in our letter, it could perhaps be quite feasible (and relatively cost effective) to divert... Continue reading

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  • Carrington Road

    by Edd Ashmore, over 3 years ago

    There is regular flooding on Carrington Road after heavy rain. Several of the factories on the eastern side have to sandbag their entrances. Access can be limited for cars and foot-traffic.

    Mackey Park is also prone to flooding after heavy rain limiting access for sporting teams and pedestrians.

    After looking at the state government proposals for high-rise residential development in the Carrington Road business precinct one is forced to ask has anyone at council considered the really long-term dangers of flooding as a result of global warming/climate change? It would seem that the state government has not done due diligence... Continue reading

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  • March 8 2012 Pile st

    by Drew Vickery, over 3 years ago
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    3 things started happened within seconds of each other, it seemed like something had stopped coping and caused 3 overflows:

    1 Water sheeting south to North 5cm deep across backyard

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    2 street gutter in street overflowing across footpath to front boundary +

    3 sewer gully trap overflow

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  • Victoria Road/Smith Street

    by DMH, over 3 years ago

    Local area flooding can be seen frequently at the Victoria Road/Smith St/Cook Road intersection - it really doesn't take too much rain for the road to resemble a river. Hard to understand when there's a significant stormwater channel that runs underneath, but a casual observation would note inadequate drainage grates.

    Smith Street has been subjected to 2 significant flooding events in recent years (Feb/Mar 2012, Apr 2015) as water backs up the street from this intersection, also exacerbated by:

    Deciduous trees along the streets - dropped leaves are not cleaned up even semi-regularly, they block drains.

    Regular deposits of garbage... Continue reading

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  • No Floods

    by Marty, over 3 years ago

    I have lived in Marrickville for twenty years. I live on one of the streets shown to be at risk on the catchment plan. I have never seen a flood and neither have any of my neighbours. I understand that the Cooks River floods from time to time but that is about it. Why is the council asking for stories now?

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