The largest floodplain mapping initiative in the State’s history – built on the latest technology and supported by both new and historic data – is under way.
The draft Planning for stronger, more resilient floodplains guideline has been developed in consultation with more than 10 councils, the LGAQ, Geosciences Australia, and the Fitzroy Basin Association. It is now open for consultation.
The objectives of the toolkit are to:
- Promote better understanding of floodplains and how to manage them;
- Promote greater correlation between floodplain management and land use planning;
- Provide councils with a series of criteria that can be quickly adopted to help with the assessment of potential development sites;
- Ensure more appropriate building designs in floodplain constructions.
The Queensland Reconstruction Authority has partnered with State agencies and working in collaboration with the LGAQ to fast track the task of mapping Queensland’s floodplains.
Source : REIQ Journal (November 2011)