On Exhibition: Elliott Lake - Little Lake FRMS&P

This Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan identifies actions that Council, SES and our community can take to reduce flood risk

Drop-In Sessions

Join us at one of our drop-in sessions to learn more about this project, ask questions, and chat with project staff from Shellharbour City Council and Rhelm Consulting.

Tuesday 16 July 2024 - Shellharbour Civic Centre Auditorium

  • 10:00am - 11:30am
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm

To assist with staffing, please register for your chosen session by clicking the booking button below or by calling 4221 6111.

Arrive anytime during your timeslot for informal chats and Q&A - please note there will be no formal presentations.

Project Background

Council, with the assistance of NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (formerly known as DPIE) adopted the previous Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for the catchment area in 2016.

Since its adoption in 2016, significant changes have been made to the Australian standards for flood estimation. Additionally, new developments and changes in land use across the catchment area are likely to have affected local flooding patterns.

Because of this, we've been working with Rhelm Consulting to review our floodplain risk management study and come up with a plan on how we can minimise the impacts of flooding in the future. The draft study and plan weighs up different flood mitigation measures against a range of factors like construction feasibility, economic benefits, impacts on commercial, residential and public properties, risk to life, and reliance on the NSW SES.

The project is being managed by Council, with financial and technical assistance provided by DCCEEW. This project is being steered by the Coastal and Flood Risk Management Advisory Committee of Council.

Map of catchment area

The Elliott Lake – Little Lake catchment includes the suburbs of Warilla, Barrack Point, Barrack Heights, Blackbutt, Flinders, Shellharbour and the Shellharbour City Centre.



These images show impacts of the 2011 flood in the catchment area.

2011 Flood

Before: Shellharbour Cricket Nets After: 2011 Floods

2011 Flood

Before: Beach Road, Shellharbour After: 2011 Floods

2011 Flood

*Please note camera date stamp is incorrect.

Before: Munmorah Circuit, Flinders After: 2011 Flood

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