Council has adopted new 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 Council's 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”.
General Disclaimer – Flood Studies and Plans
While every effort is made by Fairfield City Council to ensure that accurate information is circulated via this website, Council does so in good faith and makes no representation or give any warranty about the content, suitability or accuracy of the information for any purpose.
Accordingly, use of the information and data contained on this website is at your own risk.
Fairfield City Council does not accept responsibility or liability whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action for any loss, damage or injury you might incur as a result of the use of or reliance upon, the materials/plans which appear or are obtained by or through this website. These plans and flood maps are not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as, the ultimate and complete source of information on this particular topic.
The Fairfield City website is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Before relying on any material, you should independently verify its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance, and obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances and purpose.
Accordingly, except to the extent permitted by law, Council, it's officers, employees, and agents expressly disclaim liability for any act done or, omission made in, or from the use of this information and any consequences of any such act, omission or use.
Council holds a number of flood studies and investigations that provide documentation of the process by which the various floodplains in the region have been determined. This information and data is however subject to change without notice. These studies and investigations can be downloaded free of charge. Alternatively hard copies are held for viewing at each of Council's customer service centres where you may also purchase a planning certificate pursuant to s. 149(2) and (5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 with information on flood levels.
Flood information and studies in the Fairfield City Council area are periodically reviewed and updated by the Council. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the study being referred to is the most current.
The Council provides this flood information as a general reference source only and has taken all reasonable measures to ensure that the material contained in these studies is as accurate as possible at the time of publication.
The Council supports the sharing of flood information and the use of its website content for the purposes of private study, research, or review, as permitted under copyright law. However, reproduction or use of the website content or studies for commercial purposes is not permitted.
The Website is intended only as a general guide. It is not designed to be accurate at the individual property level.