Kensington Centennial Park Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Consultation has concluded

Randwick City Council is responsible for identifying and managing flooding to reduce the risk of flooding on people and properties.

A Flood Study was completed in 2013 to describe the extent of flooding in the Kensington Centennial Park catchment. It has been revised to include changes within the catchment associated with the light rail development. The model has also been revised using the rainfall patterns and intensities from the new rainfall data standard.

The draft Kensington Centennial Park Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (FRMS&P) incorporates these changes and has been prepared to evaluate the management options available to reduce the impacts of flooding.

Managing flooding requires a partnership approach between affected property owners and Council. To assist, Council has determined a series of actions outlined in the plan.

To have your say on the draft plan:

  • view the draft plan
  • locate your property on the flood affected area maps - North and South
  • make an online submission or ask a question below
  • visit our drop-in session on Wednesday 5 September, 6-8pm at Kensington Park Community Centre, 1 Day Lane, Kensington.

The plan is on public exhibition from 20 August to 17 September 2018.




Randwick City Council is responsible for identifying and managing flooding to reduce the risk of flooding on people and properties.

A Flood Study was completed in 2013 to describe the extent of flooding in the Kensington Centennial Park catchment. It has been revised to include changes within the catchment associated with the light rail development. The model has also been revised using the rainfall patterns and intensities from the new rainfall data standard.

The draft Kensington Centennial Park Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (FRMS&P) incorporates these changes and has been prepared to evaluate the management options available to reduce the impacts of flooding.

Managing flooding requires a partnership approach between affected property owners and Council. To assist, Council has determined a series of actions outlined in the plan.

To have your say on the draft plan:

  • view the draft plan
  • locate your property on the flood affected area maps - North and South
  • make an online submission or ask a question below
  • visit our drop-in session on Wednesday 5 September, 6-8pm at Kensington Park Community Centre, 1 Day Lane, Kensington.

The plan is on public exhibition from 20 August to 17 September 2018.




CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Does the flood plan for Kensington properties take into account the proposed "increasing in height of the embankment along Alison Road to provide additional flood storage in Centennial Park (option B)" p 109 of in the report submitted to the 24 July 2018 Council Meeting. If not, would an increase in height change the flood levels for individual properties in the future?

    Glenys asked 8 months ago

    Yes the increase in height of the Centennial Park embankment along Alison Road has been taken into account when undertaking this study.

  • How does the inclusion of my property in the flood-prone zone affect the value and insurance situations?

    David Black asked 8 months ago

    The value of any property is determined by the buyer and the seller.  The effect of this flood study will depend on each individual's interpretation of the significance of this information, just as aircraft noise,  views, construction of new units in the area, nearness of schools etc. are taken into account when valuing a property.  Insurance premiums are determined by insurance companies based on the level of risk (for fire, theft and other factors).  How the results of this flood study will be taken account of in assessing risk will be up to each company's experts.