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The Flood Prone Land Clause within the Development Control Plan (DCP) describes the planning requirements for flood prone land. A recent review of the clause has identified an opportunity to simplify the text and incorporate associated standards and policies into the single DCP clause.

The proposed amendments will clarify how we manage development and risk on flood prone land in the Northern Beaches and create a 'one-stop-shop' for applicants.

They do not affect the number of flood prone properties or change the severity of the controls, and they do not change the type of information required to be submitted with Development Applications.

At its meeting on 29 September 2020, Council resolved to publicly exhibit minor amendments to the flood prone land planning requirements.

Learn more and have your say

  • Timeline item 1

    Check out the draft amendments

    View the proposed amended clause, along with the existing clause and the summary of the changes. You can also download these below. For further info, you can read the Council Report and FAQs below.

  • Timeline item 2

    Have a question?

    Email the Flood team or call 1300 434 434

  • Timeline item 3

    Share your thoughts in the comment form below

Flood Hazard Map

There are over 22,000 properties on the Northern Beaches identified as being subject to some level of flood risk.

If you're not sure whether or not your property, or part of your property, is flood affected (and therefore affected by flood related development controls), please refer to the Northern Beaches Council (NBC) Flood Hazard Map. This map will tell you if your property is flood affected and, if so, whether it is in a high, medium or low risk precinct. Select the Northern Beaches Council (NBC) Flood Hazard Map from the drop-down box.

You can also download the documents:

Submission form

Project manager

Name Valerie Tulk, Specialist Floodplain Engineer, Stormwater & Floodplain Engineering Team
Phone 1300 434 434
In writing

'Proposed minor amendments to flood prone land planning requirements' Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655.