In accordance with the NSW Government’s Floodplain Development Manual 2005, Council is committed to sound Floodplain Management and have engaged specialist flood consultants, Cardno, to prepare the Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the Burradoo BU2 Catchment.
Wingecarribee Shire Council has been working through the floodplain management process for Burradoo BU2 Catchment and has completed the Burradoo BU2 Catchment Flood Study, which provides a description of flood behaviour in the catchment and defines the flood extents for a range of events. In conjunction with Council, Cardno will build upon this earlier work by undertaking further investigations on flooding in the catchment.
The main objectives of the study will be to identify options to mitigate and manage flood risk. This will involve consideration of options that seek to:
- Modify flood behaviour (e.g. levees, upgrade of stormwater systems),
- Mitigate the impact of flooding on existing properties (e.g. floor raising or floodproofing),
- Identify guidelines for future development in the floodplain, and
- Guide emergency management when a flood occurs.
The project is jointly funded by the NSW State Government and Wingecarribee Shire Council.
A Draft Report is anticipated to be completed by February 2013 and residents of the BU2 catchment will have the opportunity to review and comment on the draft report prior to being adopted by Council.