Moruya Floodplain Management Plan
The Moruya Floodplain Management Plan was adopted by Council on 23 November 2004.
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.
The floodplain of the lower Moruya River represents low lying land which varies in width from a few hundred metres, upstream of Yarragee, to several kilometres, across Mullenderee flats.
A floodplain management plan's purposes are to reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on owners and occupiers of land, and to reduce private and public losses resulting from flooding.
The Moruya Floodplain Management Plan aims 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.
The accompanying Moruya Flooding Climate Change Assessment (flood study) aims to assess the impacts of forecast climate change on the Deua/Moruya River.
The Moruya Floodplain Management Plan details the nature of flooding, hazard management strategies, implementation of the plan and a revised Development Control Plan for flood-prone areas.
The Moruya Flooding Climate Change Assessment includes mapping on the extent of flooding in Moruya.
For more information, contact Council's Coastal Management Planner, Cameron Whiting:
- T: 02 4474 1000
- E: Council@esc.nsw.gov.au