If you are currently being impacted by flooding, go to our Disaster Dashboard.
We are committed to sound floodplain management, as outlined in the NSW Government’s 2005 Floodplain Development Manual.
Flood information for your property
Before requesting Flood Information, you should contact our Stormwater and Waterway Assets Unit on 9710 0333 to confirm flood information is available for your property. (Fees apply).
Developing in floodplains
Development and construction work in floodplains is controlled to minimise both the impact of flooding on your property as well as the impact on neighbouring properties.
Different controls apply depending on what kind of development it is, the nature of flooding and the development approval pathway.
For complying development (CDC), the proposed development must satisfy requirements given in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 - NSW Legislation).
For the purposes of the Code SEPP, all flood-affected properties in the Sutherland Shire are deemed to be a flood control lot.