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Parra Flood Maps

Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by Glorion, 24th May, 2016.

  1. Glorion

    Glorion Well-Known Member

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    Hey all! I'm wondering if anyone has access to Parramatta council flood maps, or more specifically, the old toongabbie / Winston hills region. Just trying to do DD and see if home insurance costs are going to blow out or not!

    Much appreciated..
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    S149 Certificate will soon tell you.
     
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  3. paba

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    yep..
    Did you check this planning portal website ? if not .. very useful for everyone
    > Main page.. enter your desired property address.. it will show you whether flood map is affected to the lot
    -https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au

    > This is how it looks when you enter suburb name
    Find a property | NSW Planning portal

    > This is how you can expand the map and turn on flood, land zoning, or any other planning statutory maps and see if any of these affect your property
    Find a property | NSW Planning portal

    Also, watch the space under the map.. it will show the legislative information..

    Hope it helps,,if not ask me more questions.. I should be able to help more ...especially on mapping & planning .. ;)
     
  4. TroySeven

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    I'm in the Toongabbie flood zone area - expect your insurance premiums to double.
     
  5. RMF Property

    RMF Property New Member

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    Parramatta Council does not publish flood maps on its website.

    If you want to know whether your property lays within a flood zone, you have to make a 'flood enquiry application' - Developing in a Flood Area | City of Parramatta

    It cost about $190 for the application and can take 2 weeks - yes very very annoying !!
     
  6. Gockie

    Gockie Be the change you want to see in the world Premium Member

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    I would have thought it would be disclosed in the contract as per @Scott No Mates's comment?
     
  7. RMF Property

    RMF Property New Member

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    No, s149 certificates from Parramatta Council does not specify whether your property lies with a flood zone.

    The following extract below is taken from a s149 cert dated 27 June 2017. It's the only reference to flooding in the document without specific mention to the property the subject of the s149 certificate.

    "Council has adopted a policy covering the entire City of Parramatta to restrict development of any land by reason of the likelihood of flooding."

    At the end of the paragraph, it does on to state:

    "The Policy will restrict the development of the land of the circumstances in the policy prevail. A copy is available on Council's website at www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or from the Customer Service Centre"
     
  8. Gockie

    Gockie Be the change you want to see in the world Premium Member

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    Wow. Interesting. My property is in Parra City council. It was in Hornsby Shire Council though at the time when we bought it. Thanks for the info.