Managing flooding

Randwick's flood management programs

Flood Management

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

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

Property specific information from Council commissioned flood studies can be requested via the Flood Report Application Form (pdf 460Kb).

Study Areas

At this stage, four studies are available. These are shown on the following map. A pdf version of this map is also available for download - Map of catchments that have been studied (pdf 517Kb).

The status of each study is described below.

Flood Study map of catchments 

Current studies

CatchmentAvailable Study Documents

Green Square - West Kensington

The Green Square - West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study is a joint project between Randwick City Council and the City of Sydney.  The study defines the nature of flooding and considers various options to manage flooding within the broader catchment area.

The West Kensington Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Plan summarises the outcomes and action plan for managing flooding within the Randwick City Council portion of the catchment.

These documents have been finalised and were adopted by Council on 28 February 2012.

The Green Square - West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study:

Main Report (pdf 1.83MB)
List of Figures (pdf 51KB)
Figures 1-2 (pdf 587KB)
Figures 3A-3C (pdf 1.43MB)
Figures 4A-4C (pdf 1.6MB)
Figures 5-6 (pdf 738KB)
Figures 7A-7D (pdf 1.77MB)
Figures 8-10 (pdf 1.63MB)
Figures 11-14 (pdf 817KB)
Figure 15 (pdf 1.67MB)
Figure 16-Appedix A (pdf 1.39MB)
Appedix B Report (pdf 746KB)
Figures B1-B8 (pdf 1.57MB)
Figures B9-B16 (pdf 1.62MB)
Figures B17-AppendixC (pdf 1.43MB)

West Kensington Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Plan:

Report (pdf 748 kb)
List of Figures (pdf 53KB)
Figures 1-4 (pdf 904KB)
Figures 5-6 (pdf 762KB)
Figures 7-A6 (pdf 1.12MB)

Maroubra Bay

The Maroubra Bay Flood Study covers the catchment that drains to Maroubra Bay.  The study provides technical information regarding the likelihood of flooding within the catchment.

The Flood Study has now been finalised and the next step is to undertake a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.  Council plans to commence this work in 2013. 

Maroubra Bay Flood Study - Final Report (Part 1) (pdf 10.6MB)

Maroubra Bay Flood Study - Final Report (Part 2) (pdf 8.33MB)

Coogee Bay

The Coogee Bay Flood Study covers the catchment that drains to Coogee Bay.  The study provides technical information regarding the likelihood of flooding within the catchment.

The Flood Study has now been finalised and the next step is to undertake a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.  Council plans to commence this work in 2013.

Coogee Bay Flood Study Final Report (pdf 8.4MB)  

Coogee Bay Flood Study Final Report - Appendices A & B (pdf 8.8MB)

Coogee Bay Flood Study Final Report - Appendices C to E (pdf 5.3MB)

Kensington - Centennial Park

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 has now been finalised and the next step is to undertake a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.  Council plans to commence this work in 2013.

Kensington - Centennial Park Flood Study Final Report (pdf 7.5MB)

Kensington - Centennial Park Flood Study Final Report Figures 1 to 12 (pdf 7.4MB)

Kensington - Centennial Park Flood Study Final Report Figures 13 to 21(pdf 9.6MB)

Kensington - Centennial Park Flood Study Final Report Figures 22 to 30 (pdf 9.9MB)

Flooding Advice and Flood Related Development Controls Policy

A significant period of time can elapse from the point where Council becomes aware of flooding to the point were Council adopts a Floodplain 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 Flooding Advice and Flood Related Development Controls Policy (pdf 177.1 kb) was adopted by Council on 28 February 2012.

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