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Floodplain management
Flooding is a natural event which can occur as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding can cause damage to buildings, infrastructure, utilities and impact the lives of those involved. For these reasons, the NSW Government requires local councils to develop and implement Floodplain Risk Management Plans for all flood prone areas within the council boundaries.

The NSW Floodplain Development Manual 2005 has been prepared by the NSW Government to assist councils in developing management plans for flood liable lands. It outlines the process that councils need to follow to reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on individual property owners and occupiers as well as reduce private and public losses resulting from floods.

Council's development controls and design requirements for floodplain management are contained within the following documents:


The provisions contained within the abovementioned documents have been informed by:


Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290