Upper South Creek Catchment

The upper reaches of South Creek start within the Camden Local Government Area, flowing northwards and eventually crossing into Liverpool Council LGA. Along with its numerous tributaries (of which Kemps Creek is the largest), the South Creek catchment covers a significant north-eastern portion of the Camden Local Government Area.


South Creek Flood Study Report and Maps


South Creek Flood Study 2012


South Creek Flood Study 2019


Flood Extent Maps 


Flood Risk Precinct Maps


It should be noted that the current Upper South Creek Flood Study represents flood behaviour for the existing rural catchment at the time of the study.


Upper South Creek – Current Works

Council adopted the recently completed Upper South Creek Floodplain Risk Management Plan on 12th March 2019, which will inform floodplain management options for future development within the catchment. The floodplain risk management process in NSW requires continual review of existing studies to ensure they are up-to-date. Given the development that has already occurred in Oran Park, Gregory Hills and Emerald Hills, and the planned development as part of the South West Growth Area, an updated flood study is required to understand flood behaviour in the new landscape.


Camden Council has commenced a review of the Upper South Creek Flood Study in the context of ongoing development. This study will seek to confirm flood behaviour within the Upper South Creek Catchment, given the current and ongoing development. Council has engaged flood consultants WMAwater to undertake the study.