Flood studies | Brisbane City Council

Flood studies

Brisbane City Council is committed to ensuring we have the latest flood modelling data to help manage flood risk in Brisbane. Flood studies provide Council with technical data for managing flooding within the Brisbane River and local creek catchments.

Following the January 2011 floods, and in response to the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry and Council's January 2011 Flood Action Plan, Council is committed to:

  • working with the Queensland Government to complete a comprehensive flood study of the Brisbane River catchment
  • completing top priority creek flood studies by June 2015
  • completing all other flood studies for use in the flood management of Brisbane's creek catchments post 2016.

To date, Council has completed the following flood studies:

  • Albany Creek
  • Bald Hills Creek
  • Breakfast Creek
  • Brighton Creek
  • Bulimba Creek
  • Cabbage Tree Creek
  • Hemmant/Lytton creeks
  • Kedron Brook
  • Lota Creek
  • Moolabin/Rocky Water Holes creeks
  • Norman Creek
  • Nundah Creek
  • Oxley Creek
  • Sheep Station Gully Creek
  • Stable Swamp Creek
  • Tingalpa Drain
  • Wynnum Creek.

These studies have been implemented into Council's FloodWise Property Reports, the Flood Overlay map in Brisbane City Plan 2014 and the Flood Awareness Map.

The Coastal Flood Study, Moggill Creek Flood Study, Perrin Creek Flood Study, Cubberla Creek Flood Study and Citywide Creek and Overland Flow Path Flood Study have also been completed, and data from these studies is currently being analysed and will be reflected in future updates to Council’s flood information tools.

Hard copies of the flood studies are available for viewing in the Brisbane Square Library. Contact Council to request a copy of a report.

Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study

As a result of the January 2011 Brisbane River floods, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry recommended that the Queensland Government and relevant local governments complete a comprehensive flood study of the Brisbane River catchment.

The Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study (BRCFS) project commenced in 2013 and was led by the Queensland Government (Department of Natural Resources and Mines) in collaboration with Brisbane City Council, Ipswich City Council, Somerset Regional Council and Lockyer Valley Regional Council.

The study was released in 2017 by the Queensland Government. Council is currently analysing the data in the study and any required changes to the Brisbane City Plan 2014 will be made as soon as practicable.

Council’s Flood Awareness Map and FloodWise Property Reports have been updated with the latest data from the Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study.

More information

For more information about the BRCFS, visit the Queensland Reconstruction Authority website or phone 13QGOV (13 7468).

To find out more information about Council's flooding products and tools, phone Council on 07 3403 8888. 

25 January 2019