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Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by wombat777, 28th Aug, 2015.

  1. wombat777

    wombat777 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I had a look once and didnt find anything. Until greater Sydney becomes like Brisbane and merges the many little councils into 'mega-councils' like Brisbane and Perth we likely wont see for a consolidation of resources such as a flood map that maps out the entire range from Richmond to say Cambelltown in one neat resource - at least from a council perspective.

    Maybe the SES though.. maybe they wil lhave a resource that zooms in to a street level?
     
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    Or is it some agenda you are pushing?
     
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    Riverstone, Schofileds and some areas of Marsden Park were flooded only a 6-8 weeks ago. Many roads shut off but unsure of how many houses were flooded.
     
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    If that chart says that the biggest flood at the Windsor Bridge ever recorded was back in 1867 - 148 years ago, then what has happened to all the more severe weather events and Climate Change we are supposed to be getting?
     
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    It's in the section 149.

    I have to say its one of the fun things searching for property in Brisbane...

    "wowza! A nice house, 100k less than an idential place 100m away!!!"

    Check the map but you need a snorkel there...
     
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    Blacktown council has the maps on their site.. So does Hawkesbury. Unsure about the rest..
     
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    Why am I not surprised that you commented on H&L packages in NW, again!!
     
  10. Tekoz

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    @ej89 Mate, this is a curious question about the new estates in those mentioned suburbs. Why people still building more estates when the land is near or classified as flood prone ?
     
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    @Tekoz, it starts with developers selling the land. Naturally they wouldn't market the flooding potential. Many buyers wouldn't know the risks. Conveyancers/solicitors should help with this if they are responsible.

    The main indicators are the flood height signs at crossings of creeks. Whilst some properties might not flood, expect access issues when local roads are cut.
     
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    Yes @wombat777 that does make sense.

    Even if the property is not flooded but if the road I cut off then yes it's not going to be convenient either.

    I guess that's one of the risk which can cause the bank valuation to be lower.
     
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    There's no current development of flood zones except low flood areas which are then filled in by developers. There are roads that flood though. Garfield Rd goes completely underwater and gets closed. The big companies have sorted all that. I dont think Richmond rd floods.

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