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Flood Mapping - How Will It Affect You?


Associate Director of Planning Gary Savins recently attended the UDIA spotlight function on the new Logan Flood mapping.

Whilst a number of SEQ Councils are currently in the process of updating and refining their flood hazard impacts, Logan is shaping up to be the Council with the most significant changes.

Whilst all the river catchments are yet to be modelled in Logan, the four main rivers of the Logan; Albert; Slacks; and Scrubby Creeks have all been completed. Generally speaking, an increase in flood level of between 1.5m – 2m from the current flood level height is being identified. 
What does this mean for you? The current application of these increased flood heights by Council is intended to be applied at whatever stage of the development process you are in, in some form or another. This ranges from sites that are undergoing Due Diligence investigations to those that are fully approved and under construction. Simply, this means that it can and will affect any development site that is currently under construction and has not been completed and is subject to the new flood level.
This is a significant increase in the flood hazard impact within Logan and we recommended that anyone who has a development site within or near a flood hazard area within Logan investigate this matter with a level of urgency.
If you would like some more information or to find out how these changes might affect your site, don’t hesitate to get in contact with Gary [email protected] or +61 7 3666 5200