Flood Studies

Flooding can cause significant damage to property and infrastructure and pose a risk to life. Council has identified the areas in which flooding may be a risk. These flood studies and maps will help us guide development decisions, identify potential mitigation options and options to improve stormwater infrastructure and community safety.

All of our current flood studies and mapping are available to view and download below. The date each individual study was endorsed by Council is provided in brackets. If you are not sure about why we have done these, or what some of the terminology means, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you have a question or would like to provide feedback on any of the studies, visit our Flood Studies Forum on the Kingborough Council Our Say page.

Studies and programs

Kingston Beach Flood Study (December 2016)

The Kingston Beach Flood Study “defines the flood behaviour under existing and future potential climate conditions in the Browns River catchment for a full range of design catchment flood, coastal flood and coincident flood events”.  The Study and Flood Maps Series can be viewed below.

Kingston CBD and Blackmans Bay Catchment Resilience Programs (June 2020)

These studies describe the flood risk characteristics under existing and future climate conditions and identifies ‘hotspot’ areas for flooding. This information  provides Council with flood intelligence that can be used in the preparation of planning controls for development applications, understanding the flood risks associated with a range of event probabilities and developing catchment resilience strategies, including mitigation measures.

Snug River Flood Study (May 2020)

The Snug River Flood Study have mapped the flood behaviour for a range of  coincidental storm events under both existing and future climate conditions in the Snug River catchment. The outcomes of this study will be used by Council to inform future land use planning, emergency management, budget considerations and works projects.

View the report and attachments:

Whitewater Creek Flood Study (June 2020)

The Whitewater Creek Flood Study was undertaken to understand the flood risks associated with a range of storm event probabilities within the catchment.

Adventure Bay Flood Study (May 2020) 

The flood risks in the Captain Cook Creek Catchment was mapped for a range of catchment, coastal and coincidental flood events under both existing and future climate conditions. This study forms an important part of Council’s commitment to climate change adaptation works in the area.

Future Projects

Council has committed to carry out a flood study for Coffee Creek during 2020-21.

These flood studies will identify the existing and future flood risks within each catchment and assist Council to establish required development control measures for future developments. These works are underlined by Council’s commitment to facilitate sustainable development within the municipality.