Flooding causes significant damage to property and risk to life. Under QLD legislation, Councils have the primary responsibility for management of development within areas at risk of flooding.
Flood studies and flood mapping forms the basis for our understanding of flood behaviour and risk and provides the foundation for flood risk management decisions. Development and implementation of flood studies and flood mapping impacts a wide-range of key users in areas as diverse as land use planning, emergency management and community awareness.
By undertaking fit-for-purpose flood studies and implementing the study outputs through mapping, Council, supported by the State Government, is improving the flood resilience of the community and provide up to date and relevant information to the community to make informed decisions. Communication of this information helps to build flood resilience within the community and informs a framework for Council, State agencies and the Community to manage flood risk into the future.