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Wollongong City Council

Lake Illawarra Catchment

The Lake Illawarra Catchment area takes in suburbs in both the Wollongong and Shellharbour areas around Lake Illawarra.

The Southern Area Floodplain Committee provides advice to Council about issues in the wider Lake Illawarra Catchment area.

Lake Illawarra is managed by Wollongong and Shellharbour Councils in partnership with the NSW Government. You can read more about management of the lake on our Lake Illawarra Estuary Management Committee page.

A Flood Study, Floodplain Risk Management Study and Floodplain Risk Management Plan were completed in 2001. The studies were updated in 2012.

These studies were jointly funded by Wollongong City Council, Shellharbour City Council and the Lake Illawarra Authority.

You can read the updated Floodplain Risk Management Strategy in the Documents section of this page.

Current Works and Projects

There are currently no works in this catchment

You can help our research and planning for floods in this catchment by sharing your past experiences.

If you have photos or other information about flooding on your property, please email us or post information to the mailing address in the footer of this page.

Lake Illawarra Catchment Documents
Type Name File Size
PDF File Lake-Illawarra-Floodplain-Risk-Management-Strategy-2012.pdf 24.9 MB