Tabulam Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Kyogle Council is currently undertaking the Tabulam Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan with consultants Jacobs and in consultation with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

The village of Tabulam is situated on the upper Clarence River at the junction with its tributary, the Tabulam Rivulet. The largest floods in recent history affecting the village and surrounding areas occurred in February 1976 and January 2011, with eight houses and a number of residents evacuated in the 2011 flood. These events also resulted in flooding of numerous causeways and low level bridges in addition to damage to roads, causing a number of roads to be closed.

The study aims to firstly define the flooding behaviour in the Clarence River and its tributaries at Tabulam and the flood risk that it poses to the community. The proposed Bruxner Highway bridge replacement at Tabulam will be considered in the flooding assessment.

The study will then identify and assess potential flood mitigations measures to address the existing and future flood risk for Tabulam. Options such as land use planning, community awareness, flood warning and infrastructure changes and upgrades will all be investigated. Outcomes from the study will assist Council to implement works and measures to manage the impact of flooding and guide strategic planning for future development of the area.

The draft Tabulam Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan will be on display from 24 July 2019 to 20 August 2019 and Council encourages submissions from individuals, organisations, and businesses. A public information session on the study and plan will be held at the Tabulam SES shed on Thursday, 1 August 2019 starting at 5:30pm.

The draft document may be viewed using this link, or at the following locations
– Kyogle Council administration building
– Kyogle library
– Tabulam Post Office

Submissions relating the draft study and plan may be made in writing and should be addressed to:
The General Manager
Kyogle Council
PO Box 11
Kyogle  NSW  2474
Submissions may be mailed to the above address or emailed to

All submissions must be received by Council by 4:00pm on Tuesday, 20 August 2019. Please note that all submissions will be publically available documents.

For further information on this study contact Matt Sorenson at Kyogle Council on (02) 6632 1611.