Flood strategy

Managing and minimising the impacts of flooding and responsive disaster management are priorities for Brisbane City Council and our city. Find information on Council's current flood initiatives.


Council's FloodSmart Future Strategy

Brisbane's FloodSmart Future Strategy outlines Council's new integrated approach to flood risk management.


Flood Action Plan

Read about Council's January 2011 Flood Action Plan and the response, milestones achieved and action taken from the independent Flood Response Review Board's recommendations.


Changes to flood standards and levels

Council has adopted interim flood levels and standards for development following the January 2011 floods. Find out about:



Backflow devices are one of the flood mitigation tools and strategies that Council is considering to help protect Brisbane from the impacts of flooding. Find out more about:

  • investigations into backflow
  • installation of backflow devices.