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Interim flood level maps - TLPI
Brisbane City Council adopted a new interim flood level since the January 2011 floods that applies to the land affected by the Brisbane River flooding as well as waterway and creek flooding. Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) 01/12 - Brisbane Interim Flood Response is effective for 12 months and are supported by two sets of maps. The interim flood standard will be applied to new residential developments and will guide the location of essential services in new residential and commercial buildings in flood affected areas.
The interim flood level as defined in the TLPI is the highest of either the January 2011 flood or the existing Defined Flood Level. You can find the January 2011 flood levels from the TLPI Flood Maps and the existing Defined Flood Levels from the TLPI Brisbane Interim Flood Response maps.
Temporary Local Planning Instrument maps
To see if your property was covered by the Brisbane River flood in January 2011, select the approximate location of your property on the map. A more detailed map will display showing if the TLPI applies to your property.
Interim flood levels - TLPI
Brisbane City Council has moved quickly to give confidence to residents wanting to rebuild or build in flood-affected suburbs after the January 2011 Brisbane River flood. Following advice from the Joint Flood Taskforce Council has put in place interim flood levels and standards. The Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) 01/11 - Brisbane Interim Flood Response was effective from 16 May 2011 but has now been replaced by TLPI 01/12 which will be effective until 15 May 2013.
What is the TLPI?
The TLPI is an interim response that:
- was put in place quickly (usually a change to Brisbane City Plan 2000 can take 18 months)
- prevails over the current Brisbane City Plan 2000 when an inconsistency arises
- gives confidence to those building or rebuilding after the flood
- enables longer term planning provisions to be shaped while it is in effect
- is effective for up to 12 months
The TLPI applies to the land affected by the January 2011 Brisbane River flooding as well as by waterway or creek flooding. View the areas covered by the TLPI - interim flood level maps.
The interim flood line or TLPI does not apply to land affected solely by overland flow or tidal flooding, it affects the following types of development proposals:
* Except for location of essential services (electricity supply, telecommunications, fire services) in commercial buildings.
Provisions in the TLPI will be mandatory for new buildings and Council is strongly encouraging residents to adopt them when rebuilding 'like for like'. This will provide better levels of flood immunity for those residents in the future.
New TLPI planning provisions
The new planning provisions introduced by the TLPI:
- includes an Interim Residential Flood Level (IRFL) which will require building levels to be increased
- allows building heights to increase in response to the IRFL
- requires the location of essential services (electricity supply, telecommunications, fire services) to be either higher than the IRFL or sufficiently waterproofed
- states filling and retaining walls must not create local drainage problems or cause amenity issues
- determines instances where resilient building materials will have to be used in developments
Areas covered by the interim flood standards
Brisbane City Council's Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) 01/12 - Brisbane Interim Flood Response applies to the land affected by the Brisbane River flooding (including the January 2011 Brisbane River flood) as well as waterway and creek flooding.
To find out more about the TLPI you can:
- review frequently asked questions (PDF - 657kb )
- download the Temporary Local Planning Instrument 01/12 - Brisbane Interim Flood Response (PDF - 826kb)
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888
You can find additional information about your property and the interim residential flood level in theFloodWise Property Report.
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Brisbane floods: before and after
High-resolution aerial photos taken over Brisbane last week have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
The aerial photos of the Brisbane floods were taken in flyovers on January 13 and January 14.
Hover over each photo to view the devastation caused by flooding.
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