Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan

Picture of a river in flood

Wakool Shire Council has received a funding grant from the NSW Government to assist with the development of Floodplain Risk Management Plans for the townships of Barham, Murray Downs and Tooleybuc.

The NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy is aimed at providing solutions to existing flooding problems as well as ensuring that new development within flood prone areas is compatible with the prevailing flood risk and does not create additional problems.

Council has contracted consultants GHD to investigate river flooding impacts within the town areas at Barham, Murray Downs and Tooleybuc over the coming months and to assess floodplain management options. The findings will then be compiled into a Floodplain Risk Management Plan for each town.

To date, flood studies for each town have been finalised and will assist to inform the Flood Plan process. These can be downloaded below:

Barham Flood Study 

Murray Downs Flood Study

Tooleybuc Flood Study


The Fact Sheets at the bottom of the page contain additional information about the Plans, along with a questionnaire and details of community forums. Council encourages residents to provide input where they can.

The community forums will provide residents with an opportunity to speak to the consultant’s project manager and members of the FRMC in regards to any aspects of the project:


4.00 to 7.00 pm,

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Bridge Keeper’s Cottage

Murray St, Tooleybuc



4.00 to 6.30 pm,

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Riverside Reception Room, Barham



4.00 to 7.00 pm,

Thursday 30 July 2015

Top Lounge, Murray Downs Golf and Country Club


flood plan fact sheet BARHAM july 2015 (PDF) (1.79 MB)

flood plan fact sheet MURRAY DOWNS july 2015 (PDF) (1.22 MB)

flood plan fact sheet TOOLEYBUC july 2015 (PDF) (1.39 MB)