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Moruya Floodplain Management Plan

Status: Adopted, 23 November 2004

Location: The Moruya River drains a catchment of around 1,500 square kilometres. The lower catchment of the Moruya River extends 22 kilometres, from the coast to Wamban. It comprises the residential areas of Moruya, Mynora, Garlandtown, Moruya Heads and scattered rural communities of Yarragee, Kiora and Wamban.

Purpose: The object of a floodplain management plan is to ensure that:

  • the use of flood liable land is planned and managed in a manner compatible with the assessed frequency and severity of flooding
  • flood liable land is planned and managed with regard to social, economic and ecological costs and benefits, as well as community safety, health and welfare requirements
  • information on the nature of possible future flooding is available to the public and emergency services personnel
  • reasonable measures are taken to alleviate the hazard and damage potential resulting from new development on the floodplains
  • there is no significant growth in hazard and damage potential resulting from new development on floodplains.

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The Climate Change assessment includes mapping on the extent of flooding in Moruya.

More information

To find out more, please contact our Coastal and Flood Management Planner, Norm Lenehan: