Updating the flood planning maps in Queanbeyan planning controls

Published on 12 September 2017

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Council is undertaking a number of amendments to the local planning controls to ensure the plan is current and accurate.

One of the amendments is to update the flood planning maps to correctly show the 1 in 100 year flood event. While Council has been applying this flood level for a number of years, the current flood maps have not reflected the correct flood level.

“We are letting the community know because we didn’t want there to be unnecessary alarm about the changes to the flood zones. A property owner may have seen the map change and been concerned with the changes, but the important thing to note is that Council has already been applying these zones for a number of years for development purposes, it’s just the maps haven’t reflected the actual situation,” Service Manager Land-Use Planning, David Carswell said.

“What this amendment is doing is bringing the maps into alignment with the policy we already apply.”

The amendments will also ensure the maps are consistent with State Government policy.

The changes to the Queanbeyan Local Environmental Plan (QLEP) 2012 will be on exhibition for public comment from 19 September. They can be viewed at Council offices or online via http://yourvoice.qprc.nsw.gov.au