Waterways and Flooding

Council is committed to sound floodplain management in accordance with the process outlined in the NSW Government’s 2005 Floodplain Development Manual.

What is a Flood Study?

A flood study is the first step in the floodplain risk management process outlined in the NSW Floodplain Development Manual 2005.

A flood study is a technical project that identifies flood behaviour such as depth, velocity and extent across the floodplain. This will include using historical data from past flood events to calibrate a model that will estimate flood risk from a range of rainfall events.

 

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Floodplain Risk Management Study

Council has formed the Floodplain Management Committee to assist in the development of a Flood Study and a Floodplain Risk Management Study for the township of Young. The plan aims to minimise the losses to our community from flooding. The study is still in draft format however will be available here shortly.

The Town of Young Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan - Volume 1 - Report

Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (4862 KB)

The Town of Young Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan - Volume 2 - Figures

Further information can be obtained by contacting Council on 02 6380 1200.

For more information on the NSW Government Floodplain Legislation and Program visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website.