The Glenorchy CBD and its surrounding areas are subject to flooding during high rainfall events.
Major flooding has occurred in 1995, 1996, 2007, 2011 and, more recently, in May 2018. These events have caused significant loss and damage to Council's infrastructure and, also to private property.
To make sure that the risks of flooding are mitigated as much as possible, Glenorchy City Council has engaged a leading global engineering consultancy, SMEC Australia, to undertake a detailed flood study of the Glenorchy CBD and the area surrounding it.
SMEC has produced the Glenorchy CBD System Management Plan, which includes a set of detailed flood risk inundation maps. The flood maps will help Council to:
- protect the safety of the public in future flood events;
- implement improved town planning controls to guide future development, and;
- determine the minimum floor height for properties in flood prone areas, to reduce the likelihood of flooding.
Accessing the Flood Maps for the CBD
You can access the detailed flood risk maps for the Glenorchy CBD Area by clicking on the two following links:
- download the 1% AEP (previously known as 1 in a 100 years) event Hazard map here (61.9 MB)
- download the 1% AEP (previously known as 1 in a 100 years) event Depth map here (61.1 MB)
The flood maps will also be available to be viewed in the foyer of Council's Chambers at 374 Main Road, Glenorchy from 22 May to 19 June 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
Council has prepared an information sheet containing a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the flood study and what it means for you.
If you need any further information or would like to speak to a member of our project team, please contact our Customer Service Centre on (03) 6216 6800.