Overland Flow information released by Brisbane City Council

Discussion in 'Information Resources' started by mkraus, 30th Oct, 2009.

  1. mkraus

    mkraus Member

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    G'day,

    Today Brisbane City Council has released information on "Overland Flow" - overground flooding of properties in the "1 in 50 years flood event".

    BCC say their data is not accurate but it is essentially flagging properties so that DA will not be approved without a hydraulic engineer report, and that minimum floor heights will have to be 30 - 50 cm above the 1 in 50 year flood height, attention will be paid to runoff into neighbours yards etc.

    http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/floodmap

    Despite what the council say:

    I'd say the value of my property has been affected and I'd be avoiding the purchase of any properties on this unless you are able to get a clean bill of health from and RPEQ qualified engineer or are happy not to do any development. A BCC flood report done last month on my property says there is no flooding, now it says that flooding is possible due to overland flow.

    Hopefully this information helps someone.

    MK.

    PS: I don't work for BCC - but one of my IPs is on the list