Public Exhibition of Draft Flood Policy 2020

Hawkesbury City Council’s Draft Flood Policy 2020 is available to  view and comment on Council’s community engagement website, Your Hawkesbury – Your Say at and at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor until Monday, 28 September 2020.

The Draft Flood Policy 2020 has been prepared following a review of Council’s:

  • Development of Flood Liable Land Policy 2012
  • Regional Flood Mitigation in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley Policy 2011.

The objective of the review is to provide up-to-date, relevant, and best practice controls to meet the requirements of Clause 6.3 - Flood planning of Hawkesbury Local Environmental Plan 2012, and to clearly express how a proposed development’s suitability is assessed in relation to the impacts of flooding.

The Draft Flood Policy 2020 provides development controls in relation to development on land at or below the 1 in 100 year flood level in accordance with Clause 6.3 of Hawkesbury Local Environmental Plan 2012. The controls within the Draft Flood Policy 2020 are based on the Hazard Category in which a development will be situated.

The Draft Policy also provides appropriate controls depending on whether the proposal is:

  • a new development, or
  • is for the purposes of additions, alterations, intensification, rebuilding or redevelopment of an existing use, or
  • if an existing use, whether or not it is within a compatible or incompatible Hazard Category.

The Draft Policy is an interim measure until the NSW State Government completes its review of flood related legislation, and Council finalises a new Development Control Plan Chapter relating to flooding through the review of the Hawkesbury Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.

The last day for the receipt of submissions is Monday, 28 September 2020

If you would like to make a submission, please quote Reference: Draft Flood Policy 2020. Submissions may be made in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756, or by email to or by completing an online submission via Your Hawkesbury Your Say up to close of business on Monday, 28 September 2020.

Council will consider all submissions received at a subsequent Council Meeting.

For further information, please contact Colleen Haron, Senior Strategic Land Use Planner on (02) 4560 4444 or email enquiries to

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