Fairfield's Flood Plains
Fairfield City sits on a number of flood plains, meaning that many suburbs in the Fairfield Local Government Area are prone to flooding.
Creeks flow into the Georges River and Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchments along a length of 80km in eight major creek lines.
Fairfield City Council has adopted planning controls covering flood prone land pursuant to the NSW Flood Development Manual (2005) and the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy. These controls are outlined in the Fairfield City Wide Development Control Plan.
The primary objective of the controls is “to reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on individual owners and occupiers of flood prone property, and to reduce private and public losses resulting from floods, utilising ecologically positive methods wherever possible”.