Flood Management

Flood management


The Liverpool area is located on a number of floodplains, which means that our area is subject to flooding.

Flooding can cause significant damage, both tangible and intangible, so to protect our future livelihood, Council has adopted a number of Floodplain Risk Management Plans.

Additional information in regards to Floodplain Management is available on the website for the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH)

Council has prepared the Anzac Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. Anzac Creek is a small tributary of the Georges River with a catchment area of 10.6km2 lying entirely within the Liverpool Local Government area.  

The study and plan were prepared in accordance with the NSW Government's Flood Prone Land Policy, as detailed in the Floodplain Development Manual (NSW Govt, 2005) and the requirements of current legislation governing the management of vegetation and floodplains.

The purpose of the Floodplain Management Study and Plan is to provide Council with:

  • An adopted Floodplain Management Study and Plan for the Anzac Creek catchment that addresses existing, future and continuing flood problems
  • A basis for sound management of land within the Anzac Creek catchment and ensure that Council's flood management policies are consistent with current legislation and best practice in relation to floodplain management
  • An adopted Floodplain Management Plan from which funding assistance can be sought from various state and commonwealth agencies to enable implementation of the plan.

Council has prepared the Cabramatta Creek Floodplain Management Study and Plan.  The study area comprises the Cabramatta Creek catchment including Cabramatta, Hinchinbrook, Maxwells and Brickmakers Creeks.  The study and plan were prepared in accordance with the NSW Government's Flood Prone Land Policy, as detailed in the Floodplain Management Manual (NSW Govt, 2001) and the requirements of current legislation governing the management of vegetation and floodplains.

The purpose of the Floodplain Management Study and Plan is to provide Council with:

  • An adopted Floodplain Management Study and Plan for the Cabramatta Creek catchment that addresses existing, future and continuing flood problems
  • A basis for sound management of land within the Cabramatta Creek catchment and ensure that Council's flood management policies are consistent with current legislation and best practice in relation to floodplain management
  • An adopted Floodplain Management Plan from which funding assistance can be sought from various state and commonwealth agencies to enable implementation of the plan.

Download a copy of the Cabramatta Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan here.


The Georges River has a catchment area of 960km2, and a population of approximately 1 million people. The river itself is about 100km in length and has a number of important tributaries, such as Cabramatta Creek, Prospect Creek, Harris and Williams Creek, Salt Pan Creek and the Woronora River.

The Georges River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan was jointly commissioned and adopted by Liverpool, Bankstown, Fairfield and Sutherland Council.

The study area includes all the floodplains of the Georges River in the Liverpool, Fairfield and Bankstown Council areas, together with the floodplains upstream of the Woronora River junction in Sutherland Shire.

The purpose of the Floodplain Management Study and Plan is to provide Council with:

  • An adopted Floodplain Management Study and Plan for the Georges River floodplain that addresses existing, future and continuing flood problems
  • A basis for sound management of land within the Georges river floodplain and ensure that Council's flood management policies are consistent with current legislation and best practice in relation to floodplain management
  • An adopted Floodplain Management Plan from which funding assistance can be sought from various state and commonwealth agencies to enable implementation of the plan.

Download a copy of the Georges River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan Volume 1 and Georges River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan Volume 2 here.


Council has prepared the Austral Floodplain Management Study and Plan. The study area comprises the Kemps Creek and Bonds Creek catchment areas within the Liverpool local government area. The study and plan were prepared in accordance with the NSW Government's Flood Prone Land Policy, as detailed in the Floodplain Management Manual (NSW Govt, 2001) and the requirements of current legislation governing the management of vegetation and floodplains.

The purpose of the Floodplain Management Study and Plan is to provide Council with:

  • An adopted Floodplain Management Study and Plan for the Kemps Creek and Bonds Creek catchment that addresses existing, future and continuing flood problems
  • A basis for sound management of land within the Kemps Creek and Bonds Creek catchment to ensure that Council's flood management policies are consistent with current legislation and best practice in relation to floodplain management.
  • An adopted Floodplain Management Plan from which funding assistance can be sought from various state and commonwealth agencies to enable implementation of the plan.

Download a copy of the Austral Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan here.

Council has prepared the Liverpool CBD Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.  The study covers an area of the Liverpool CBD approximately from Terminus Street in the south to Campbell Street in the north and is bound by the Great Southern Railway to the east and Bathurst Street to the west.  The study and plan were prepared in accordance with the NSW Government's Flood Prone Land Policy, as detailed in the Floodplain Development Manual (NSW Govt, 2005)

The purpose of the floodplain management study and plan is to provide Council with the following:

  • A plan for the Liverpool CBD that addresses existing, future and continuing flood problems
  • A basis for sound management of land within the CBD to ensure that Council's flood management policies are consistent with current legislation and best practice in relation to floodplain management
  • A basis from which funding assistance can be sought from various state and commonwealth agencies to enable implementation of the plan.

Download a copy of the Liverpool CBD Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan here