2.8 Flood Hazard Management


Flooding and the natural watercycle processes can at times detrimentally affect property, livestock and human health and safety, especially within an area such as Camden LGA where vast areas are subject to periodic inundation by flood waters.


  1. Minimise the potential impact of flooding on development;
  2. Limit changes in flow rate or flow duration within the receiving waterway as a result of development in order to reduce downstream flooding; and
  3. Adequately control and contain site generated flooding and prevent damage by stormwater to the built and natural environment.


  1. Development on flood prone land must comply with Council’s Engineering Design Specifications and Flood Risk Management Policy.