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.
Flood information within the Camden Local Government Area has been broken into three main catchments; these being the Nepean River (excluding Narellan Creek), Narellan Creek and South Creek. A labelled catchment map is available to show the three catchment areas and to demonstrate which suburbs are located within each.
Councils are primarily responsible for managing flood risk in their area, with technical and financial support provided by the NSW Government. Camden Council regularly seeks opportunities for improving available information to achieve better and more precise engineering outcomes.
Recently, Camden Council has completed and adopted the following flood documents:
- An updated Upper South Creek Flood Study
- An updated Nepean River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan including Narellan Creek
- An updated revision of Council's Flood Risk Management Policy
These documents were placed on public exhibition between 21 July and 26 August 2022, with submissions sought throughout this period.
The latest update of Flood Risk Management documents sets out a framework to address existing, future and continuing flood risks for Camden in accordance with the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy and Floodplain Development Manual.
This section provides detailed flood information relating to the following catchments:
Detailed flood information for a specific property, such as flood levels, flood planning levels, velocities etc, can be obtained by applying for a Flood Certificate (subject to information availability).
The current NSW Planning Package came into effect from 14 July 2021.
Information regarding the NSW Planning Package can be found at NSW Planning Portal - Flood Prone Land Package.
Please see the links below for further flood information regarding the following:
- Flood Risk Management Policy
- NSW Floodplain Development Manual, 2005 (OEH)
- Floodplain Risk Management Committee
- FAQ - Flood studies and Information
- Camden Local Flood Plan (SES) Volume 1-3 (2016)
- Local Flood Plan Volume 1 (2022)
More helpful information regarding flooding in NSW is available from:
Contact Council's Floodplain Management Team on 4654 7777 for further enquiries regarding flooding.