Flood Advice & Works on Waterways

Flood Advice For Your Property

Flooding can affect your development plans. Corangamite CMA has floodplain management responsibilities for the region under Part 10 (sections 201 to 212) of the Water Act 1989.

One of the CMA’s main functions is to provide advice and recommend building controls on proposed development for councils in the Corangamite region. The CMA assesses flood risk associated with depth and velocities of the modelled 1% AEP (Annual Exceedance Probability) flood level, and applies best-practice flood management methods to apply controls that will reduce flood damages and risk to life.

Please note we do not provide advice over the phone.

Corangamite Flood Portal

Corangamite Flood Portal has flood related information for your property and the region including:

  • Flood Mapping – search for your property and print a report
  • Flood Advice
  • Works on Waterways
  • Floodplain Management
  • Corangamite Regional Floodplain Strategy
  • Emergency Flood Information
  • Resources
  • FAQs and Glossary

Works on Waterways

The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority is responsible for the control, management and authorisation of works and activities in or over designated waterways in the CMA’s waterway management district.

The CMA authorises works on designated waterways via an authority permit in accordance with the CMA’s by-law No.4, Waterways Protection.

Works that require approval from the CMA include, but is not limited to:

Visit the Corangamite Flood Portal for more information about Works on Waterways.

If you are unsure if what you want to do requires a permit from the CMA, please email us.

Floodplain Development Guidelines – CLOSED For Comment

The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority is currently reviewing comments from interested parties on the newly drafted Floodplain Development Guidelines.

If you have any questions please email us.

Contact Us

Colac Office

64 Dennis Street, Colac VIC 3250
PO Box 159, Colac, VIC 3250
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

T: 1800 002 262

Geelong office

Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
All mail must be sent via our Colac office
PO Box 159, Colac, VIC 3250

T: 1800 002 262