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2023 Draft Parramatta Flood Study

 

2024 Project update

City of Parramatta’s six-week public exhibition of the Draft Parramatta River Flood Study closed on 30 October 2023. The study attracted more than 20,000 page views and we are currently reviewing all contributions.

Some of the feedback received will require in-depth analysis and we are working with our flood specialists for detailed responses to be provided to each contributor. Subject to the extent of the modifications made, it is anticipated that the Draft Parramatta River Flood Study will be presented to Council for endorsement in June 2024.

For more information please see  Participate Parramatta 
 

2023 Draft Parramatta River Flood Study

 

The 2023 Draft Parramatta River Flood Study was on public exhibition for six weeks through September and October 2023. 

Some of the feedback received required in-depth analysis and we are working with our flood specialists for detailed responses to be provided to each contributor. Subject to the extent of the modifications made, it is expected that the flood study will proceed to Council for endorsement in June 2024.

Once endorsed, Council will provide updates on the modelling and begin work on the  Draft Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. This study will investigate and identify appropriate flood mitigation actions that can be delivered to reduce or resolve flooding in areas with a high flood risk. When completed, the Draft Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan will be presented to the community for feedback.
 

Visit Participate Parramatta for more information

 

Why are we doing a flood study?

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The NSW Government now requires that local councils manage the risk of flooding within their Local Government Area (LGA).

This project will be the first major update to flood modelling in 20 years and represents a significant change to how flooding within the Parramatta LGA will be understood.

The 2023 Draft Parramatta River Flood Study will increase the accuracy of information around flooding, and identify risks and potential impacts.

Council looks to use the 2023 Draft Flood Study to identify potential hazards and create appropriate planning controls to help reduce the impact of flooding.

Council can also use the study to allocate resources and respond effectively to mitigate flood impacts to help keep our community safe.

Sharing this information with State Emergency Services and residents will help with planning and help our community prepare for flooding.  
 

Is your home flood-affected?

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The 2023 Draft Flood Study models where water flows in heavy storms, how deep the water can become and how dangerous the flows might be. 

While homeowners will be advised if their property will be subject to planning and development controls in relation to flooding, it is important for all residents to understand their flood risk and to plan for flooding.

Find out more

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Review the 2023 Draft Parramatta River Flood Study, including modelled maps which show different size floods and their impact participate.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/flood-study
 

For more information, call City of Parramatta on 1300 617 058 and ask for the 2023 Draft Flood Study team or email FloodSmart@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au. 

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