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.

Current Upper South Creek Flood Study

Council adopted the Upper South Creek Floodplain Risk Management Plan on 12 March 2019 to 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 ongoing development in suburbs such as Oran Park, Gregory Hills and Leppington, and the planned development as part of the South West Growth Area, flood studies will be updated regularly to understand flood behaviour in the new landscape.

Camden Council engaged flood consultants, WMAwater to undertake the review of the Upper South Creek Flood Study in the context of ongoing development. This study is completed and adopted by the council on 14 February 2023.

It should be noted that Flood Studies represent flood behaviour for the ground conditions existing at the commencement of the study.