Council adopts the Maroondah Flood Map

Published on 09 April 2024

Rain dripping off a house

Council has adopted the Maroondah Flood Map, which identifies areas where stormwater overland flows and flash flooding can cause impacts during significant storm and rainfall events.

This information is critical to Council managing its extensive stormwater drainage network and assessing building proposals to minimise the risk of flooding on private properties and public land.

The flood map has been supported by multiple examples provided by Maroondah residents and property owners who have experienced flooding and reported their experiences during Council’s recent community consultation. Not all residents have seen flooding at their properties, but the mapping ensures that appropriate consideration can be taken to minimise impacts in future rainfall events.

Mayor of Maroondah, Councillor Kylie Spears, thanked community members for their input.

“Council is pleased to adopt the Maroondah Flood Map."

“Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the consultation period. By sharing your experiences of flooding in Maroondah, you have helped to ensure the flood map is accurate and highlights areas of focus for assessment of Council’s stormwater infrastructure,” Cr Spears said.

“Council will also use the flood map when considering building and development applications and to inform our stormwater maintenance program, emergency management planning and Capital Works projects.”

Reducing the risks and impacts of flooding

Council is continually working to reduce the risks and impacts of flooding in Maroondah. Some of the ways we are doing this include:

  • Drainage improvement works through Council’s Annual Capital Works Program, such as installing new or upgraded drainage infrastructure;
  • Maintaining and renewing drainage assets, including pit and pipe cleaning, street sweeping to minimise leaf debris, and repairing Council managed stormwater drains and pits;
  • Educating and preparing our community by providing flood management advice to landowners;
  • Supporting the work of the State Emergency Service (SES) in preparing for emergency flash flooding events, and assisting during and following events;
  • Ensuring that building works and developments appropriately consider flood impacts.

Find out more

View the Maroondah Flood Map or find out more about the Maroondah Flood Map consultation

You can also watch our video about flood mapping in Maroondah.