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The flood planning level map identifies hazard areas that are subject to designated flood events. Access to these maps is via the City Plan Interactive Mapping tool.
If you are developing on land that is identified within the flood planning level map, you will need to undertake further assessment. You will need to review the necessary provisions in the flood overlay code. For more information on development applications, visit Development application pre-lodgement advice.
Note: If your property is not within the hazard areas that are subject to flood, this does not mean you are immune to flooding. This may be because:
The City's flood planning level mapping commenced as part of City Plan Version 6 on 20 September 2018.
The updated mapping considers future changes to climate. It incorporates the projected increase in sea level of 0.8 metres above present-day levels and 10% increase in storm tide intensity by 2100, established by the State Government in 2015.
The updated mapping also includes a 10% increase in rainfall intensity to account for the impact of climate variability on the city's hydrology, following advice from industry representatives. Find out more about the updated mapping.