Managing flooding

Randwick's flood management programs

Flood Management Process

Randwick City Council is progressively studying all catchments within its local government area in accordance with the NSW Government's Floodplain Development Manual.  The Floodplain Management Process is outlined below.

Floodplain Management Process 

The objective of a Flood Study is to identify the nature and extent of flooding within a catchment.

The next step is to undertake a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. The outcome of the study and plan is the development of strategies to reduce the risk of flooding to people and properties within the catchment. It considers various options to manage flooding including works to reduce flood levels, development controls, education and emergency management.

Flooding information is made available to the public when flood models are considered reliable.

Information available

The status of each study is described on the following map. At this stage, four catchments have been studied and one is underway.

Property specific information is available for properties within the Green Square West Kensington catchment, the Maroubra Bay catchment, the Coogee Bay Catchment and the Kensington - Centennial Park catchment.

This information can be requested via the Flood Report Application Form

Status of current studies

Green Square - West Kensington Catchment

The Green Square - West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study is a joint project between Randwick City Council and the City of Sydney. It was finalised and was adopted by Council on 28 February 2012.

Green Square - West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan PDF, 15249.46 KB

Maroubra Bay Catchment

The Maroubra Bay Flood Study covers the catchment that drains to Maroubra beach. It was finalised and adopted on 26 February 2013.

Maroubra Bay Flood Study PDF, 9278.22 KB

The Maroubra Bay Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan has been finalised and was adopted by Council on 14 February 2017. 

Maroubra Bay Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan PDF, 7724.38 KB

Appendix A - Appendix C PDF, 16127.84 KB

Appendic D - Appendix G PDF, 8803.13 KB

Coogee Bay Catchment

The Coogee Bay Flood Study covers the catchment that drains to Coogee beach. It was finalised and adopted on 11 June 2013.

Coogee Bay Flood Study PDF, 11952.71 KB

The Coogee Bay Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan has been finalised and was adopted by Council on 6 December 2016.

Coogee Bay Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan PDF, 9513.84 KB

Appendix A - Appendix C PDF, 881.77 KB

Appendix D - Part 1 PDF, 17132.42 KB

Appendix D - Part 2 PDF, 15203.42 KB

Appendix E PDF, 333.36 KB

Kensington - Centennial Park Catchment

The Kensington - Centennial Park Flood Study covers the catchment that drains towards Centennial Park as well as the portions of Kensington and Kingsford between Centennial Park and Eastlakes Ponds.

The Flood Study was finalised and adopted on 11 June 2013.

Kensington - Centennial Park Flood Study PDF, 20291.03 KB

The Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan is underway and should be completed in 2018.

Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road Catchment

The Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road Flood Study commenced in October 2016. It is a joint project between Randwick City Council and Bayside Council. The catchment includes parts of the suburbs of Randwick, Kingsford, South Coogee, Daceyville, Pagewood, Maroubra, East Gardens, Hillsdale, Banksmeadow and Matraville. More information is available on yoursayrandwick.

Map of the Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road catchment PDF, 2289.54 KB

Flooding Advice and Flood Related Development Controls Policy

A significant period of time can elapse from the point where Council becomes aware of the risk of flooding, to the point were Council adopts a Floodplain Risk Management Plan outlining how the flooding will be managed.

The Flooding Advice and Flood Related Development Controls policy provides guidance on how flooding related matters will be considered during this period.  The policy was adopted by Council on 28 February 2012.

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