Albury floodplain management

Albury's location on the banks of the Murray River and within its catchment areas means the city is vulnerable to flooding - anything from overflowing drains to inundation. 

AlburyCity is responsible for local land use planning within its Local Government Area including land on the floodplains of the drainage catchments and the Murray River. The NSW State Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy provides a framework to ensure sustainable use of floodplain environments. Under the Policy, the management of flood liable land remains the responsibility of local government.

The NSW Government’s “Floodplain Development Manual: the management of flood liable land”, April 2005 provides guidance to support the policy. The Manual details the actions required to assist Council’s in meeting their obligations under the policy, which is to plan and manage flood prone land in accordance with its flood exposure. The undertaking of flood studies and the development of flood risk management plans for these areas is an important part of this process.

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    Study and plan process

    AlburyCity is required to follow a certain process set out by the Floodplain Development Manual to ensure the proper management of flood prone lands.

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    Catchment areas

    The Albury Local Government Area (LGA) contains several catchments that experience flooding as a result of rainfall over the area and high flows in the Murray River. These catchments drain to the Murray River, which is the southern boundary of the LGA.

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    Flood studies

    As part of the Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan process, five flood studies were undertaken in the Albury Local Government Area.

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    Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan

    In February 2016 Council adopted its Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan and is currently working towards the implementation of the measures identified within the plan.

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