Flood risk management plan

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The opportunity for community consultation on this project has now concluded.

The resources on this site will continue to be available for research and access.

After a long process of expert analysis and consultation with the community, Orange City Council has prepared a draft Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.

This document has now been placed on exhibition for community comment.

On this site you will be able to :

The draft documents are now available to be downloaded (from the table at right)

Other elements of this community consultation will be added in the coming days.

The closing date for community comments is Tuesday 17 November 2020.

The opportunity for community consultation on this project has now concluded.

The resources on this site will continue to be available for research and access.

After a long process of expert analysis and consultation with the community, Orange City Council has prepared a draft Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.

This document has now been placed on exhibition for community comment.

On this site you will be able to :

The draft documents are now available to be downloaded (from the table at right)

Other elements of this community consultation will be added in the coming days.

The closing date for community comments is Tuesday 17 November 2020.

Consultation has concluded
  • New floodplain plans suggests solutions

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    27 Oct 2020
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    The new draft Floodplain Risk Management Plan suggests a range of potential solutions, aimed at preventing or minimising flood damage in neighbourhoods around Orange.

    The list of solutions includes:

    • Changes to the Development Control Plan (DCP)
    • Flood mitigation measures

    DCP changes

    The plan proposes changes to the wording of the DCP which would put limits on the buildings in flood-prone areas of Orange.

    The plan suggests ‘a graded set of planning controls for future development that recognise the location of the development within the floodplain’. These would be managed through ‘an update of the wording in Orange DCP 2004’.

    The recommended wording for inclusion in Orange DCP 2004 is set out in Appendix C (Pages C.1 to C .16) of Volume 1 of the report.

    The plans states that ‘adoption of the recommended updates will ensure that future development in flood liable areas at Orange is compatible with the flood risk’.

    The maps in the plan show the location of flood-prone areas and which DCP measure could apply in each zone.

    Mitigation measures

    The plan’s suggested list of mitigation measures in locations around Orange, would cost around $12.6 million.

    It includes ‘detention basins (earth-works designed to slow down the movement of floodwater downstream) and widening storm water channels.

    The list includes:

    • Cutcliffe Park Detention Basin
    • Kenna Street Stormwater Drainage Upgrade Works
    • Orange Agricultural Institute Dam Modification
    • Moulder Park Detention Basin
    • Ridley Oval Detention Basin
    • Glenroi Oval Detention Basin
    • East Orange Creek Channel Works
    • Blackmans Creek Channel Widening