Safer, Stronger, More Resilient Region - flood studies

We are committed to the goal of a Safer, Stronger, More Resilient Region by continuing to improve flood management and community awareness of flood risk. This means building a region that is financially, socially and environmentally sustainable.

You are invited to be part of the journey.

The links on the right-hand side of this page will take you to projects that lead towards this goal. Two-way information sharing between Council and the community is an important part of the journey. This site provides another avenue to engage with each other. Click on a project to find information and get involved.

As an essential first step, Council released flood studies for 35 locations across the region in February 2015. These flood studies were undertaken by specialist engineers and incorporate the latest data, modelling techniques and community input.

The second step involved a region-wide engagement program, which was held in 12 locations across the region throughout March 2015. This consultation provided opportunities for the community to view maps and other materials, ask questions of technical experts and provide local flood knowledge to input into the models. The maps, reports and information sheets are still available via this site.

The next step was a detailed review of the flood studies and the data collected from the community. This information has informed the risk assessment for each community and the subsequent investigation of policy options and future Planning Scheme amendments. The next stage of consultations will take place in late 2016.

We value your interest and invite you to explore and engage with us through this website.

We have identified five key drivers as to why a Safer, Stronger and More Resilient Region initiative is needed.

1. Council has a duty of care to reduce potential future risks and build awareness around natural hazards.

2. Council has a legislative requirement to update the existing Toowoomba Region Planning Scheme to include appropriate flood mapping and provisions as required through the Queensland Government's State Planning Policy.

3. Council acknowledges that the current response and arrangements to natural disaster events is economically unsustainable.

4. Council needs to provide certainty regarding where development can occur across the region.

5. Council wants to support evidence-based insurance pricing for its residents.

We are committed to the goal of a Safer, Stronger, More Resilient Region by continuing to improve flood management and community awareness of flood risk. This means building a region that is financially, socially and environmentally sustainable.

You are invited to be part of the journey.

The links on the right-hand side of this page will take you to projects that lead towards this goal. Two-way information sharing between Council and the community is an important part of the journey. This site provides another avenue to engage with each other. Click on a project to find information and get involved.

As an essential first step, Council released flood studies for 35 locations across the region in February 2015. These flood studies were undertaken by specialist engineers and incorporate the latest data, modelling techniques and community input.

The second step involved a region-wide engagement program, which was held in 12 locations across the region throughout March 2015. This consultation provided opportunities for the community to view maps and other materials, ask questions of technical experts and provide local flood knowledge to input into the models. The maps, reports and information sheets are still available via this site.

The next step was a detailed review of the flood studies and the data collected from the community. This information has informed the risk assessment for each community and the subsequent investigation of policy options and future Planning Scheme amendments. The next stage of consultations will take place in late 2016.

We value your interest and invite you to explore and engage with us through this website.

We have identified five key drivers as to why a Safer, Stronger and More Resilient Region initiative is needed.

1. Council has a duty of care to reduce potential future risks and build awareness around natural hazards.

2. Council has a legislative requirement to update the existing Toowoomba Region Planning Scheme to include appropriate flood mapping and provisions as required through the Queensland Government's State Planning Policy.

3. Council acknowledges that the current response and arrangements to natural disaster events is economically unsustainable.

4. Council needs to provide certainty regarding where development can occur across the region.

5. Council wants to support evidence-based insurance pricing for its residents.

Quick Poll

Do you have an emergency plan in the case of a flood?

Yes, I have a very comprehensive plan
5%
I do, but it could do with some work
14%
No
56%
I'd like to create one, but don't know where to start
19%
I'd like to create one, but haven't made the time yet
7%
Total Votes : 43