Gympie Flood Risk Management Study and Plan

Gympie is one of the most flood prone towns in southeast Queensland, with moderate and major flooding impacting the region every 10 years since records began in 1870, with the second largest flood event on record in the Mary River impacting the Gympie CBD and region in February 2022.

Council have embarked on a process to gain a better understanding of flood risk, the real cost of flooding to the community, and to identify options and opportunities to manage flood risk - both now and into the future.

The purpose of this Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan project is to identify potential options to manage the flood risk across the region. The primary objectives of this project are to:

  • Demonstrate best practice and set expectations for local flood risk management.
  • Understand current and future flood risk across the study area, this includes considering the impact of climate change and future development.
  • Identify and assess the full range of flood risk management options.
  • Provide the required information to inform studies, policy, planning, community education and future investment decisions.

What is flood risk management?

Throughout the project the community will play an important role in shaping how future floods are planned for and managed.

You can have your say on flood risk management by filling out the survey. This survey will allow council better understand our communities knowledge on flooding, how flooding has affected you, and your preferences on how flood risks are managed. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for having your say.

Take the survey

Drop in sessions

Gympie Library: 26 February from 9am - 5pm

Imbil Library: 27 February from 9.30am - 12.30pm

Goomeri Library: 5 March from 8am - noon

Kilkivan Library: 5 March from 2pm - 5pm

Tin Can Bay Library: 6 March from 9am - 12.30pm

Rainbow Beach Library: 6 March from 2pm - 5pm

RSVP not required, drop in and say hello!

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Jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements



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