Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2014
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 11 July 2020 at 22:17)
Part 7 Clause 7.4
7.4   Floodplain risk management
(1)  The objectives of this clause are as follows—
(a)  in relation to development with particular evacuation or emergency response issues, to enable evacuation of land subject to flooding in events exceeding the flood planning level,
(b)  to protect the operational capacity of emergency response facilities and critical infrastructure during extreme flood events.
(2)  This clause applies to—
(a)  land between the flood planning level and the level of the probable maximum flood, and
(b)  land at or below the flood planning level,
but does not apply to land subject to the discharge of a 1:100 ARI (average recurrent interval) flood event plus 0.5 metre freeboard.
(3)  Development consent must not be granted to development for the following purposes on land to which this clause applies unless the consent authority is satisfied that the development will not, in flood events exceeding the flood planning level, affect the safe occupation of, and evacuation from, the land—
(a)  caravan parks,
(b)  correctional centres,
(c)  emergency services facilities,
(d)  group homes,
(e)  hospitals,
(f)  residential accommodation (except for dwelling houses, secondary dwellings or dual occupancies) on land in Zone RU5 Village, Zone R1 General Residential, Zone R2 Low Density Residential, Zone R3 Medium Density Residential and Zone R5 Large Lot Residential,
(g)  residential care facilities,
(h)  tourist and visitor accommodation.
(4)  In this clause—
flood planning level means the level of a 1:100 ARI (average recurrent interval) flood event plus 0.5 metre freeboard.
probable maximum flood has the same meaning as it has in the Floodplain Development Manual (ISBN 0 7347 5476 0), published in 2005 by the NSW Government.
The probable maximum flood is the largest flood that could conceivably occur at a particular location, usually estimated from probable maximum precipitation.