Flood Information and Regulation
Some areas of the Lockyer Valley are susceptible to flooding. Through Development Flood Regulation, Council seeks to reduce the risk of disaster and underlying community vulnerabilities.
Understanding the local flood risk helps to make the region safer, development flood regulation seeks to protect people and property and avoid making flooding worse, which helps to reduce flood vulnerability in the region.
The *NEW* Flood Information Portal is a free tool that enables users to obtain specific flood data at selected points of interest on Lockyer Valley properties (where available), immediately.
If you have any questions regarding how flood risk is regulated in relation to development or flood information requests please contact us on 1300 005 872.
*NEW* Flood Information Portal
The Flood Information Portal (FIP) forms a critical part of Council's planning and assessment process. The FIP enables users to obtain specific flood data at points of interest on a selected property.
Available via a computer or laptop, the FIP is free to access and will generate an emailed report.
The report generated details the flood depth, velocity, flood hazard and intensity at a specific property in the Lockyer Valley. This information supports developers, engineers, builders and property owners to better understand flood behaviour on a property.
The Flood Information Portal provides an opportunity for the community to give feedback, whether on the flood data itself or how the portal functions.
Council welcomes feedback from all users. Feedback on the portal's performance and data will be reviewed at intervals to inform ongoing updates and improvements.
Flood Search by Council
Lockyer Valley has multiple flood information searches available, use the table below to determine the search you require.
Submit your request by completing a Request for Building Plumbing and Planning Information Form, nominating a location on the property and paying the required fee.
- Basic Flood Information is generally requested by building certifiers to satisfy the requirements of the Queensland Development Code building provisions.
- Detailed Flood Advice is generally requested for multiple locations on a property, conveyancing, valuation or specific development uses.
Download Council's Flood Information Searches Fact Sheet for detailed information and FAQ’s about flood information searches.
Development within flood prone areas in the Lockyer Valley is regulated by the Temporary Local Planning Instrument 2022 Flood Regulation, (TLPI/2022) which took effect on 21 July 2022.
TLPI/2022 needs to be read in conjunction with Planning Scheme Overlay Maps [available here]
The following are provided for reference:
Flood Modelling Data Files
Council’s Flood Modelling Data can be obtained through a Data Licence Agreement. This is generally only required by professional engineers who are required to undertake further flood modelling for a specific development. It is recommended Council be contacted prior to requesting this data to ensure it is appropriate for your needs. There is a fee associated with access to this data.