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.
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.
The status of each study is described on the following map. At this stage, five 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, the Kensington - Centennial Park catchment and the Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road 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.
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.
The Maroubra Bay Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan has been finalised and was adopted by Council on 14 February 2017.
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.
The Coogee Bay Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan has been finalised and was adopted by Council on 6 December 2016.
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.
The Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan has been finalised and was adopted by Council on 26 March 2019.
Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road Catchment
The Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road Flood Study is a joint project between Randwick City Council and Bayside Council. It was finalised and was adopted by Council on 25 September 2018.
Randwick and Waverley Councils are undertaking a detailed flood study of the Clovelly catchment. Flood Study should be completed early 2020.
More information is available on yoursayrandwick
Lurline Bay, Matraville, Malabar & Yarra Bay Flood Study
Council resolved at its meeting on 25 May 2021 to exhibit the Draft Flood Study for Lurline Bay, Matraville, Malabar and Yarra Bay.
To view the draft study visit Your Say Randwick.
The Exhibition period closed on 16 September 2021 and will be reported to Council at the October Ordinary Meeting for adoption.
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.