Drains and waterways

In our tropical climate, it is especially important that we manage our drains and waterways to minimise flooding and innundation risks, and to ensure that the water flowing through them is free from pollution.

Residents can help to keep our waterways and drains clean, clear and safe by:

  • reporting blocked drains
  • disposing of garden and household waste responsibly
  • being aware of flood-prone areas
  • educating children about the dangers of playing in drains
  • disposing of commercial and chemical waste responsibly.

Council commissions the development of Drainage Management Plans to assist with sustainable asset management of drainage infrastructure, recommendations for improving immunity to flood waters and addressing water quality.

For information regarding these plans, contact Council on 1300 69 22 47 or email us.

Maps online
Flood maps and data

Review historical flooding and storm tide surge information. Contact Council for an individual property assessment. Note: these maps are not fit for insurance eligibility determination purposes, nor are they suitable for the purpose of self-assessment as to whether a home on the property is immune to flooding. More

Keeping drains and stormwater clear

Council regularly inspects and cleans drains on local roads. Drains blocked by vegetation and dumped rubbish can cause flooding. More

Drainage Management - Barron Falls
Stormwater drain safety

Council manages a vast stormwater drainage network of pits, pipes, open channels and natural waterways. More

Water contamination

Many industrial, commercial and domestic activities - including car washing - can contaminate waterways with sediment, chemicals and other litter. Penalties apply. More

Flood mitigation

Council invests heavily in drainage improvement works to reduce the impact of flooding caused by king tides and heavy rainfall. More

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Last updated: 06 January 2021