The Brisbane River Strategic Floodplain Management Plan (April 2019) provides the framework for a consistent approach to managing flood risk across the floodplain. It is a significant regional plan that considers current and future flood risk, disaster management, mitigation infrastructure, community resilience, building guides, land use planning and landscape management. It has been informed by the Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study released in May 2017.
The Strategic Plan includes 52 recommendations for the Queensland and local governments to implement that will further strengthen the flood resilience of communities living, working and visiting the Brisbane River floodplain.
Measures include structural mitigation, land use planning, building guidance, community resilience, disaster management and landscape management. Delivery of these actions will build on the extensive work delivered since 2011 to improve flood resilience in the region.
Key outputs from the Strategic Plan include:
- a comprehensive assessment of the economic cost of flooding
- regional data for a consistent approach to managing the floodplain
- flood resilient building guides to help reduce the impact of floods on Queensland homes
- identification of structural mitigation options to undergo further feasibility testing.