Penrith Council invites residents to have their say on the Draft Cranebrook Overland Flow Flood Study between Thursday 6 April to Friday 5 May 2023.

The study area covers the suburbs of Cranebrook, Northern Penrith and a small part of Castlereagh and Cambridge Gardens – it's approximately 13.3 km2 and is bound by the Nepean River and Penrith Lakes in the west, Western Railway Line in the south and The Northern Road in the east.

Council engaged engineering consultants Lyall & Associates to prepare the flood study with the aim to establish the local overland flood behaviour, identify flood problems and inform future risk management planning.

The study is jointly undertaken by Council and the Department of Planning and Environment, in consultation with NSW State Emergency Services. It’s been prepared in accordance with the NSW Flood Prone Land Policy and the process outlined in its supporting manual; and under the guidance of the Penrith City Floodplain Management Committee which includes representatives from the local community, councillors, Council staff, neighbouring councils and state agency representatives including the State Emergency Services (SES), the DPE, and Infrastructure NSW.

Your feedback to the draft study is invaluable as it will allow Council to better plan for and manage flood risk in the future.

For more information, see the Cranebrook OLFS Public Exhibition Factsheet (PDF)

Community Information Session 

A community information session and viewing of the draft study will be held on Thursday 20 April from 6pm to 8pm from 6pm to 8pm at the Cranebrook Neighbourhood Centre, 17-35 Hoskings Street, Cranebrook. Council staff and consultants will be available to help with any questions.

This is a ‘drop-in’ session so you can come at any time between 6:00pm and 8:00pm to view the material in more detail.

Review the draft

Have your say

We welcome feedback to the Draft Cranebrook Overland Flow Flood Study via the Have Your Say website (include your feedback in the comments section on this page) or in writing* via:

Please ensure to address your feedback to the General Manager and include the title ‘Cranebrook Overland Flow Flood Study - Public Comment’.

Submissions close: 5pm, Friday 5 May 2023.