Dear Bawley Point, Kioloa & Termeil Community Association,

Council has engaged an expert engineering and survey consultant, Stantec, to assist with the delivery of the Shoalhaven local government area (LGA) Floor Level Survey for Flood Planning project.

By way of background – Council has received funding from the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF) which is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and NSW governments. The purpose of the Shoalhaven LGA Floor Level Survey for Flood Planning project is to undertake a risk-based floor level survey of properties located on flood prone land within the Shoalhaven LGA to assist Council and the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) to identify, plan and prepare suitable actions and measures to reduce existing and future flood risk to the community.

The outputs of the study, the surveyed floor levels, will be shared with the NSW SES so they can incorporate this information into their flood event emergency response procedures. Council will utilise the floor level data to assess the suitability of potential flood mitigation measures as part of the Willinga Lake Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan which is currently underway.

The collection of floor level survey information has been staged throughout the Shoalhaven LGA over the past 8 months. The final stage of this project will include properties in the Willinga Lake catchment and local catchments along Bawley Point Rd and Murramarang Rd.

This will be staged as follows:

  • Willinga Lake, Burrill Lake, and Broughton Creek catchments between Monday 13 May 2024 and Friday 31 May 2024. There are approximately 40 properties that will be surveyed in the Willinga Lake catchment and local catchments along Bawley Point Rd and Murramarang Rd as part of this stage.

This floor level survey will be undertaken between the hours of 7.30am and 5pm. A letter will be sent to each property owner for which their dwelling floor level is intended to be surveyed as part of this project.

These floor levels will be surveyed either from within the property or from the street depending on the level of accuracy required for each individual property.  The survey will be undertaken from outside the existing dwellings within the property, and will take around five (5) minutes to complete per property.

Floor levels have already been surveyed for the entire Lower Shoalhaven River, St Georges Basin, Moona Moona Creek, Currambene Creek, Currarong Creek, Kangaroo River, Lake Conjola, Millards Creek, and Tabourie Lake catchments for this project.

Further information is available via Council’s Shoalhaven LGA Floor Level Survey for Flood Planning | Shoalhaven City Council ( webpage.

Council would appreciate it if you could please inform the community about this project to increase the dissemination of this information.

Please contact me if you have any questions or queries on this matter.


Floodplain Management

1300 293 111
Bridge Road (PO Box 42) Nowra NSW 2541