Council updates flood and sea level rise policy: Bega Valley

A Draft Flood and Sea Level Rise policy is currently on exhibition to support Council and the community to respond to emerging flood and sea level rise risks which relate to future development.

Council’s Planning and Sustainability Manger, Cecily Hancock said the aim of the draft policy is to implement recommendations Council has committed to in existing adopted flood studies and floodplain risk management studies and plans.

“The draft policy is accompanied by proposed changes to Council’s Development Control Plan for flood and sea level rise and coastal hazards.” Ms Hancock said.

“It’s important the community understands the draft policy does not change any of the existing flood mapping or recommendations of Council’s adopted flood studies and plans.

“The proposed changes are required to bring Council’s development controls for flooding risk into line with current NSW Government policies.

“The draft policy and planning controls will be used to inform planning of Council infrastructure and will benefit private landowners by providing improved guidance about how flood risks can be addressed by new development.”

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