Better flood planning for Ballarat

We’re looking to minimise the impacts of flooding on our community.

To do this, we need your assistance to better understand flooding in Ballarat and surrounds to help us improve planning and development decisions.

We’re starting this process by seeking insights from everyone – business owners, shoppers, residents, visitors, students and families – to inform the Better Flood Planning project.

Click here to find out if your property has been identified to be at risk of flooding or attend our last drop in session at 16 Bridge Mall (the old JayJays shop) on the corner of Coliseum Walk between 12noon-5pm Tuesday 23 April 2019.


We value your input so please provide feedback by 26 April 2019 using the online survey and interactive map here: Better Flood Planning for Ballarat - Community Feedback Survey

The Better Flood Planning project (which was identified as a key priority of the Ballarat Strategy and Council Plan 2017-21) will identify and understand the precise nature of flood risks and aspects of flooding behaviour for 11 waterways across the municipality.

This project will assist us to understand the effects of flooding on properties and introduce appropriate planning controls so that residents and businesses are informed and better equipped to manage flooding when it occurs.

The information will also be used to help plan and prioritise infrastructure improvements, flood mitigation and flood emergency management in the future.

As part of this project, the City of Ballarat is also currently working with the community and key agencies such as the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority to confirm flood modelling data to inform a Planning Scheme Amendment.

The Planning Scheme Amendment will introduce necessary planning controls to improve flood planning and management.

Invitation to Drop-In Sessions
We’re keen to hear from you and invite you to attend one of our upcoming drop-in sessions.

You can register to attend under Registration (on this page), or simply turn up at one of our sessions:

  • 3-8pm Monday 1 April 2019, at Lucas Community Hub, Coltman Plaza, Lucas
  • 3-8pm Tuesday 2 April 2019, Brown Hill Public Hall, 375 Humffray St, Brown Hill

Technical experts and representatives from the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, the SES, Council’s strategic planning, engineering and statutory planning teams and consultants from Water Technology will be in attendance to answer questions.

If you are unable to make one of our drop-in sessions, information will also be available through the City of Ballarat Strategic Planning Shopfront at 16 Bridge Mall (the old JayJays shop) on the corner of Coliseum Walk on the following dates/times:

  • 12noon-5pm Monday 8 April 2019
  • 12noon-5pm Monday 15 April 2019
  • 12noon-5pm Tuesday 23 April 2019

For more information please contact the Strategic Planning team at strategicplanning@ballarat.vic.gov.au

We’re looking to minimise the impacts of flooding on our community.

To do this, we need your assistance to better understand flooding in Ballarat and surrounds to help us improve planning and development decisions.

We’re starting this process by seeking insights from everyone – business owners, shoppers, residents, visitors, students and families – to inform the Better Flood Planning project.

Click here to find out if your property has been identified to be at risk of flooding or attend our last drop in session at 16 Bridge Mall (the old JayJays shop) on the corner of Coliseum Walk between 12noon-5pm Tuesday 23 April 2019.


We value your input so please provide feedback by 26 April 2019 using the online survey and interactive map here: Better Flood Planning for Ballarat - Community Feedback Survey

The Better Flood Planning project (which was identified as a key priority of the Ballarat Strategy and Council Plan 2017-21) will identify and understand the precise nature of flood risks and aspects of flooding behaviour for 11 waterways across the municipality.

This project will assist us to understand the effects of flooding on properties and introduce appropriate planning controls so that residents and businesses are informed and better equipped to manage flooding when it occurs.

The information will also be used to help plan and prioritise infrastructure improvements, flood mitigation and flood emergency management in the future.

As part of this project, the City of Ballarat is also currently working with the community and key agencies such as the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority to confirm flood modelling data to inform a Planning Scheme Amendment.

The Planning Scheme Amendment will introduce necessary planning controls to improve flood planning and management.

Invitation to Drop-In Sessions
We’re keen to hear from you and invite you to attend one of our upcoming drop-in sessions.

You can register to attend under Registration (on this page), or simply turn up at one of our sessions:

  • 3-8pm Monday 1 April 2019, at Lucas Community Hub, Coltman Plaza, Lucas
  • 3-8pm Tuesday 2 April 2019, Brown Hill Public Hall, 375 Humffray St, Brown Hill

Technical experts and representatives from the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, the SES, Council’s strategic planning, engineering and statutory planning teams and consultants from Water Technology will be in attendance to answer questions.

If you are unable to make one of our drop-in sessions, information will also be available through the City of Ballarat Strategic Planning Shopfront at 16 Bridge Mall (the old JayJays shop) on the corner of Coliseum Walk on the following dates/times:

  • 12noon-5pm Monday 8 April 2019
  • 12noon-5pm Monday 15 April 2019
  • 12noon-5pm Tuesday 23 April 2019

For more information please contact the Strategic Planning team at strategicplanning@ballarat.vic.gov.au