6/28 Langston Place
Epping NSW 2121

PO Box 352
Epping NSW 1710

T : 02 9868 1966
F : 02 9868 5759

Flooding in Carlingford NSW

Floodplain Management
Bewshers are at the forefront of floodplain management within Australia. The firm has in excess of 20 years of experience in completing major floodplain management projects, the majority of which are in NSW which leads Australia in the development of floodplain development policy, and the funding and implementation of floodplain management projects.

Fields of Practice
The particular fields of floodplain management in which the firm practices comprise:

  • flood risk assessment and mapping;
  • land use planning and the development of policies to guide development within floodplains;
  • computer simulation of flood behaviour;
  • advice on flood risks associated with climate change and sea level rise, and the management of those risks;
  • community consultation relating to floodplain management problems and their solutions;
  • flood damage assessment;
  • identification, evaluation and implementation of both structural and non-structural flood mitigation options; and
  • emergency management, flood awareness and flood warning.

Floodplain Management Studies Undertaken
The following are major floodplain management studies undertaken (or currently being undertaken) by Bewshers with federal, state and local government funding:
Ballina Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (with BMT-WBM for Ballina Shire Council);
Berrima Floodplain Management Study (Wingecarribee Shire Council);
Billabong Creek Floodplain Management Study (NSW DLWC and Local Councils)
Blacktown Floodplain Management Study (Blacktown City Council);
Boundary Creek Floodplain Management Study (Strathfield Council);
Bowral Floodplain Risk Management Study (Wingecarribee Shire Council);
Brickfield Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study (Parramatta City and Baulkham Hills
Shire Councils);
Cabramatta Creek Floodplain Management Study (Liverpool City and Fairfield City Councils);
Camden Haven Floodplain Management Study and Plan (Hastings Council);
Carinya Road Floodplain Management Study and DCP (Bankstown City Council);
Carlingford Floodplain Risk Management Stud Hills Shire Council);
Coffs Creek Floodplain Management Study and Plan (Coffs Harbour City Council);
Double Bay Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (Woollahra Municipal Council);
Eastwood and Terrys Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (Ryde City Council);
Fairy and Cabbage Tree Creeks Floodplain Risk Management Study (Wollongong City Council);
Georges River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (Fairfield, Bankstown, Liverpool and Sutherland Councils);
Grafton and Lower Clarence Floodplain Risk Management Study (Clarence Valley Council);
Gwawley Bay Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (Sutherland Shire Council);
Haslams Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (Auburn Council);
Lower Georges Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (Sutherland Shire Council);
Macquarie Park Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (Ryde City Council);
Metella Road, Toongabbie, Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (Blacktown City Council, Upper Parramatta River Catchment Trust);
Molong Floodplain Management Study (Cabonne Council);
Mudgee Floodplain Management Study (Mudgee Shire Council);
Mullet and Brooks Creeks Floodplain Risk Management Study (Wollongong City Council);
Narrabri Floodplain Management Study (Narrabri Council);
Newcastle Integrated Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans (with BMT-WBM for Newcaslte City Council);
North Wentworthville Floodplain Management Study (Upper Parramatta River Catchment Trust);
Nundle and Woolomin Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (Tamworth Regional Council);
Paterson River Floodplain Management Study (Port Stephens and Dungog Councils);
Prospect Creek Floodplain Risk Management Plan (Review for Fairfield City Council);
Scone Floodplain Management Study (Scone Shire Council);
South Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (Liverpool City Council);
Towradgi Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (Wollongong City Council);
Tweed Valley Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (with BMT-WBM for Tweed Shire Council);
Upper Parramatta River Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Study (Upper Parramatta River Catchment Trust).

In addition to the above floodplain management studies, the firm has undertaken related emergency management studies for the State Emergency Service (SES), house raising scheme reviews, strategic planning assessments for floodplains, flood risk surveys and various assessments of the flood risks in caravan parks.

Development of Floodplain Development Policies
Bewshers have developed land use planning policies for more than 20 local councils within major flood risks. Many of these policies have been developed with Don Fox Planning, a Sydney based firm of town planners, and have provided for both the identification of flood risk precincts and the drafting of development controls to ensure the safe and orderly development of floodplains to an acceptable level of flood risk.

Within NSW, the firm has drafted policies or development control plans for the local councils in Wollongong, Mudgee, Berrima, Scone, Liverpool, Sutherland, Bankstown, Fairfield, Baulkham Hills, Parramatta, Blacktown, Holroyd, Auburn, Coffs Harbour, Camden Haven, Dungog, Molong, Paterson and Bowral.