The Nepean River, South Creek, tributaries thereof and associated floodplains are a predominant feature of the Camden Local Government Area. Flooding along these waterways impacts upon properties within the floodplain to varying degrees.
General information with respect to flooding can be obtained from Council's Engineering Section; flooding maps are also available for inspection by the public.
Detailed flood information relevant to specific properties may also be obtained in areas where mapping exists by downloading the Flood Information Application Form below and mailing the completed form to Council with the applicable fee.
Council has prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions that may assist you.
Upper South Creek Catchment
Flood Study (2011)
The State Government requires that Council's undertake periodic review of flood studies, particularly when urbanisation and land use trends are changing. The Upper South Creek Catchment is located within the South West Growth Centre and will experience significant redevelopment in the upcoming years. Accordingly, Council engaged WMAWater who is a specialist consultant in floodplain management to review and update the flood study.
Prior to the new flood study being completed, Camden Council used the Flood Study of South Creek prepared by the Department of Water Resources in 1991 for flood levels. The results of the new Flood Study are different to the previous flood study. The changes are primarily due to:
For your information the following documents are available in this website. Please follow the appropriate links to access them.
Final Report excluding figures and appendices. (Please note that the full study report with figures and appendices and flood maps are available at Council offices and libraries at Camden and Narellan.)Upper South Creek Flood Study Maps with 1%, 5% AEP and PMF flood extents
Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan
Having completed the initial flood study, the next step of the Floodplain Risk Management Process is to undertake the Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (FRMS&P) as required by the State Government. The purpose of this is to consider issues resulting from the Flood Study and examine potential options for reducing flooding and flooding impacts. Council has engaged a specialist consultant, Cardno to undertake the FRMS&P for Upper South Creek Catchment based on the Revised Flood Study (2011).
The FRMS&P is conducted in consultation with the Camden Council's Floodplain Risk Management Committee. The committee is made up of representatives from Councilors, Council staff, Community and state agency specialists.
Council together with Cardno conducted a community survey in September 2012 in relation to floodplain risk management options and flooding experience. The results of the survey can be found here, (The results of the survey are displayed in Council's libraries and customer service centres of Narellan and Camden.)
The revised Flood Study is currently being updated to include the South West Growth Centre development under the FRMS&P. Draft Interim Flood Planning Controls are currently being prepared for this catchment. The public exhibition of Draft Interim Flood Planning Controls is tentatively scheduled for August / September 2013.
If you need further information on this matter please contact Maria Pinto, Council's Stormwater and Floodplain Engineer on 4645 5091 between 10am - 12pm, Monday to Friday.