Waverley LGA Flood Study

About the study

Waverley Council is carrying out a detailed flood study of the Local Government Area (LGA) catchments to define the existing flood behaviour and better understand the flood risks within the LGA. This study will establish the basis for subsequent floodplain management activities and is being prepared to meet the objectives of the NSW State Government's Flood Policy.

Waverley Council will administer the project. BMT WBM, an independent company specialising in flooding and floodplain risk management, will undertake the study and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is providing financial and technical assistance.

In late 2017, we asked the community to complete a questionnaire and provide any additional information about flooding in their area. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. Your participation is vital in ensuring the success of the study, particularly when it comes to flood information.

We are currently working on the draft Study document in preparation of it to go out on public exhibition. If you would like to be emailed when the public exhibition period begins, please click here to register for Council engagement updates.

More Information

Need more information?

Council has a Duty Planner available for general enquiries relating to the planning process, policies and lodgement requirements.The Duty Officer is not able to provide detailed planning advice or high level planning information. You can email your enquiry to duty.planner@waverley.nsw.gov.au or

  • Phone: 9083 8000
  • In person at our Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction (Monday to Friday 8:30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm)