6.1 Flood risk is managed for the wellbeing and resilience of our communities:
- Development will be provided with acceptable flood risk and will not burden emergency services.
- Flood immunity or resilience (from rainfall induced flooding) of existing communities is improved through the exploration of effective flood mitigation or resilience measures where practical.
- Disaster management activities cater for our communities before, during and after events.
- Flood risk information is made available in a form that is easily understood.
- Insurance affordability is promoted through the provision of information to community and industry.
6.2 Flooding and stormwater assets are effective and responsive to a changing environment:
- Infrastructure is designed to be effective until the end of its design life.
- Infrastructure that is a burden or liability for council is avoided.
- Accurate and current models, mapping and other corporate datasets inform the understanding of flood risk and stormwater network effectiveness.
- Performance and condition of assets is monitored to ensure effectiveness.
- Land for stormwater management is appropriately allocated, located and designated for its purpose.
6.3 Flooding and stormwater management protects the natural and built environment:
- Flood plains are protected for their intrinsic environmental, social and economic values.
- Development in the flood storage preservation area is avoided unless an overriding need in the public interest is demonstrated with acceptable associated impacts and minimal alteration to the floodplain.
- Development ensures that areas of community isolation are not created.
- Stormwater quality treatment is provided to protect receiving waters and the health of our community.
- Stormwater treatment is complementary and integrated within the public realm, using natural processes to the greatest extent possible.
- Flood conveyance pathways are protected or enhanced.
- Natural waterways are not diverted.