Queensland Government releases the most comprehensive flood study ever undertaken in Australia

10 May 2017

On 5 May 2017, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad released the Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study.

Speaking at the Ecosciences Precinct at Dutton Park, Deputy Premier Trad said the study was the most comprehensive ever undertaken in Australia, incorporating 170 years of historical rainfall data, 11,340 scenarios that influence flooding and 50,000 computer simulations.

The study was recommended by the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry and focuses on ‘regional’ scale riverine flooding, rather than local creek flooding.

Information from the Flood Study will now be used in the development of a Strategic Floodplain Management Plan that will focus on how we can prepare for, and manage, a range of possible flood events with greater efficiency and coordination across the Brisbane River floodplain.

For more information, please visit the Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study webpage.

 

Mark Babister from the Independent Panel of Experts, Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann, Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor Tanya Milligan, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, Ipswich City Council Mayor Paul Pisasale and Queensland Reconstruction Authority CEO Brendan Moon