Development in flood prone areas

Council places special provisions on development to reduce the flood risk to buildings, residents and neighbours.

LOCAL ENVIRONMENT PLAN

The Singleton Local Environmental Plan outlines the provisions for development in Flood Prone Areas in Singleton.

DEVELOPMENT CONTROLS PLAN (DCP)

The Singleton Development Control Plan contains the controls applied to a flood prone lot are dependent on the flood hazard category and the nature of flooding on the subject property.

FLOODPLAIN RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY

The Singleton Floodplain Risk Management Plan aims to:

  • Take an integrated risk management approach to the development of flood prone land, recognising that land should not be unnecessarily restricted and that decisions take into account the flood hazard.
  • Provide a framework to manage floodplain risk through cost effective measures that address the flood hazard as identified in local floodplain risk management studies and plans.
  • Ensure that the Emergency Services are provided with the most up- to- date flood information so they can include it in their emergency response and recovery planning.