Draft Stormwater Management Plan

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The effective management of stormwater in West Torrens is of paramount importance to ensure that we adequately prepare for future community growth and climate change.

To help prepare for these changes and growth, we have developed a draft Stormwater Management Plan for our local drainage network. This plan outlines an integrated management framework for our drainage systems and includes both structural and non-structural solutions, designed to reduce the risk of flooding. It also includes strategies to help improve water quality, opportunities for water reuse and ways we can help support roadside vegetation and reduce the urban heat effect.

The draft Stormwater Management Plan is now out for public consultation and we'd like to hear your thoughts.


Purpose of the Stormwater Management Plan

West Torrens is a much sought after location to live as it's conveniently located between Adelaide's Central Business District (CBD) and the coastline. As such, we are continuing to see an increase in infill development, which is creating greater demand on our services and amenities, including stormwater systems. With more housing comes more water runoff during rainfall events; ultimately this water ends up in our streets, gutters, roads, footpaths and stormwater systems.

It's important that we effectively manage and plan our stormwater systems to accommodate this increasing demand. Changes to our climate also predict that rainfall patterns will alter, which will also affect water volumes and flows in our stormwater systems. All of these factors combined put additional strain on our network to effectively manage the retention, detention, reuse and dispersion of stormwater.

Improved stormwater management means better public safety, reduced nuisance flooding, continuation of services for our community and less disruption to our way of life. It also helps to reduce costs and insurance claims that may be associated with potential flood damage.


Stormwater Management Plan goals

  • flood protection
  • improve water quality
  • harvest and use stormwater runoff
  • maintain a healthy ecosystem
  • sustainable stormwater management and maintenance
  • desirable planning outcomes for new development and management of open space, recreation and amenity
  • effective community engagement on stormwater practices and risks.


View documents


Upgrade regions interactive map

A series of works have been proposed to mitigate against flood risk in West Torrens. These take into consideration the likely future urban development and impacts of climate change.

Click on the numbered grey boxes to see proposed works for the area.




How to have your say

Provide your feedback using any of the following:


  • Online
    Use the online feedback form at the bottom of this page.

  • Post
    Complete the downloadable feedback form or prepare a written submission and mail to:
    'Stormwater Management Plan submission'
    City of West Torrens
    165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
    Hilton 5033

  • Email
    Complete the downloadable feedback form or prepare a written submission and email info@wtcc.sa.gov.au with the subject heading 'Stormwater Management Plan submission'.


  • Information displays
    Project information displays and surveys will be setup at the following locations for the duration of the consultation.
    • Hamra Centre Library foyer
      1 Brooker Tce, Hilton SA 5033
    • Civic Centre
      165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton SA 5033


All responses must be received by 5pm Monday 19 December 2022.


We appreciate the time taken to provide feedback on this matter and all feedback will be reviewed and taken into account when developing the final Stormwater Management Plan. Due to the amount of feedback sometimes received, we are unable to provide individual responses to each submission.

If you wish to have further discussions on the Stormwater Management Plan or require information, please contact the following the Coordinator Engineering Services on 8416 6210 / email cwtassets@wtcc.sa.gov.au


Additional information

How will the proposed Stormwater Plan affect my area during a....

100 year flood occurrence

The below map shows what the current effects of a 1 in 100 year flood would be on the local area. By moving the slider tool across the map, you will see how the anticipated effects are reduced by the proposed works.

Zoom in on an area or address you are interested in and then move the slider to the right to see the current effects and move the slider to the left to see the anticipated reduction in affects.

To view the full-screen map, please click the square icon in the bottom right corner of the map.


20 year flood occurrence

The below map shows what the current effects of a 1 in 20 year flood would be on the local area. By moving the slider tool across the map, you will see how the anticipated effects are reduced by the proposed works.

Zoom in on an area or address you are interested in and then move the slider to the right to see the current effects and move the slider to the left to see the anticipated reduction in affects.

To view the full-screen map, please click the square icon in the bottom right corner of the map.



Council’s use of personal information

Please note that the City of West Torrens is a public authority which is bound by the Local Government Act 1999, and other relevant legislation, to retain information and to make certain information publicly available. In some instances, this will require Council to publish personal information such as names and addresses of those whose information it holds. If you have any questions regarding the use of your personal information please contact Council on (08) 8416 6333.



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The effective management of stormwater in West Torrens is of paramount importance to ensure that we adequately prepare for future community growth and climate change.

To help prepare for these changes and growth, we have developed a draft Stormwater Management Plan for our local drainage network. This plan outlines an integrated management framework for our drainage systems and includes both structural and non-structural solutions, designed to reduce the risk of flooding. It also includes strategies to help improve water quality, opportunities for water reuse and ways we can help support roadside vegetation and reduce the urban heat effect.

The draft Stormwater Management Plan is now out for public consultation and we'd like to hear your thoughts.


Purpose of the Stormwater Management Plan

West Torrens is a much sought after location to live as it's conveniently located between Adelaide's Central Business District (CBD) and the coastline. As such, we are continuing to see an increase in infill development, which is creating greater demand on our services and amenities, including stormwater systems. With more housing comes more water runoff during rainfall events; ultimately this water ends up in our streets, gutters, roads, footpaths and stormwater systems.

It's important that we effectively manage and plan our stormwater systems to accommodate this increasing demand. Changes to our climate also predict that rainfall patterns will alter, which will also affect water volumes and flows in our stormwater systems. All of these factors combined put additional strain on our network to effectively manage the retention, detention, reuse and dispersion of stormwater.

Improved stormwater management means better public safety, reduced nuisance flooding, continuation of services for our community and less disruption to our way of life. It also helps to reduce costs and insurance claims that may be associated with potential flood damage.


Stormwater Management Plan goals

  • flood protection
  • improve water quality
  • harvest and use stormwater runoff
  • maintain a healthy ecosystem
  • sustainable stormwater management and maintenance
  • desirable planning outcomes for new development and management of open space, recreation and amenity
  • effective community engagement on stormwater practices and risks.


View documents


Upgrade regions interactive map

A series of works have been proposed to mitigate against flood risk in West Torrens. These take into consideration the likely future urban development and impacts of climate change.

Click on the numbered grey boxes to see proposed works for the area.




How to have your say

Provide your feedback using any of the following:


  • Online
    Use the online feedback form at the bottom of this page.

  • Post
    Complete the downloadable feedback form or prepare a written submission and mail to:
    'Stormwater Management Plan submission'
    City of West Torrens
    165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
    Hilton 5033

  • Email
    Complete the downloadable feedback form or prepare a written submission and email info@wtcc.sa.gov.au with the subject heading 'Stormwater Management Plan submission'.


  • Information displays
    Project information displays and surveys will be setup at the following locations for the duration of the consultation.
    • Hamra Centre Library foyer
      1 Brooker Tce, Hilton SA 5033
    • Civic Centre
      165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton SA 5033


All responses must be received by 5pm Monday 19 December 2022.


We appreciate the time taken to provide feedback on this matter and all feedback will be reviewed and taken into account when developing the final Stormwater Management Plan. Due to the amount of feedback sometimes received, we are unable to provide individual responses to each submission.

If you wish to have further discussions on the Stormwater Management Plan or require information, please contact the following the Coordinator Engineering Services on 8416 6210 / email cwtassets@wtcc.sa.gov.au


Additional information

How will the proposed Stormwater Plan affect my area during a....

100 year flood occurrence

The below map shows what the current effects of a 1 in 100 year flood would be on the local area. By moving the slider tool across the map, you will see how the anticipated effects are reduced by the proposed works.

Zoom in on an area or address you are interested in and then move the slider to the right to see the current effects and move the slider to the left to see the anticipated reduction in affects.

To view the full-screen map, please click the square icon in the bottom right corner of the map.


20 year flood occurrence

The below map shows what the current effects of a 1 in 20 year flood would be on the local area. By moving the slider tool across the map, you will see how the anticipated effects are reduced by the proposed works.

Zoom in on an area or address you are interested in and then move the slider to the right to see the current effects and move the slider to the left to see the anticipated reduction in affects.

To view the full-screen map, please click the square icon in the bottom right corner of the map.



Council’s use of personal information

Please note that the City of West Torrens is a public authority which is bound by the Local Government Act 1999, and other relevant legislation, to retain information and to make certain information publicly available. In some instances, this will require Council to publish personal information such as names and addresses of those whose information it holds. If you have any questions regarding the use of your personal information please contact Council on (08) 8416 6333.



Join the conversation today
Create an account or login to share your thoughts, feedback and ideas.



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  • The effective management of stormwater in West Torrens is of paramount importance to ensure that we adequately prepare for future community growth and climate change.

    To help prepare for these changes and growth, we have developed a draft Stormwater Management Plan for our local drainage network and we would like to hear your thoughts.

    All responses must be received by 5pm Monday 19 December 2022.

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