Toowoomba Region residents can draw on some of Australia’s most comprehensive flood studies and associated historical data to safeguard their families and properties against future flood events.
Toowoomba Regional Council Planning and Development Committee chair Cr Megan O’Hara Sullivan said Council’s extensive work to create a safer, stronger, more resilient region had reached another important milestone with today’s (July 14) recommendation to adopt an amendment to the Toowoomba Region Planning Scheme relating to the region-wide management of flood risk.
Cr O’Hara Sullivan said the amendment included measures to ensure future development in flood-affected areas did not place people or property at risk or make flooding worse.
“It identifies which land uses and which types of development require development approval and the standards that new development must meet,” Cr O’Hara Sullivan said.
“The amendment was undertaken after the preparation of flood studies and extensive community consultation over the past eight years.