Water Technology is often engaged by land developers of all scales to assist with proposals that are located within floodprone land. Through the use of the latest technologies and data sets, Water Technology can accurately define the potential impacts of any proposed development on floodplain depths, velocities, hazard and afflux to assist in approvals with local Councils, and Floodplain Authorities such as Melbourne Water and CMAs.
Water Technology was engaged by a local developer to assist in a small scale subdivision within the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay. After receiving a letter of objection from the Floodplain Authority, Water Technology worked with all parties to update the flood mapping in the area and suggest minor modifications to the site layout to facilitate better 1 in 100 year flood flows through the subject property. The study found that the development did not cause any adverse impact on the surrounding properties and flood levels and velocities within the development would not pose a risk to resident or visitor safety. The report resulted in the objection being removed and the development going ahead.