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Cobblers Run Residential Subdivision - Figtree, NSW

Branch Creek Estate is a 7 lot residential subdivision in Figtree, NSW. The site was vacant land, and was purchased
by our client for the purposes of developing the land commensurate with its zoning. Our client engaged Rienco Consulting to prepare a suitably detailed flood study that addressed the requirements of Wollongong City Council’s
(WCC’s) DCP Chapter E13.

Rienco developed hydrologic (WBNM) and hydraulic (TUFLOW) models to quantify design flood behaviour at the site. The DA assessment process was drawn out and complex, as we had to overcome some very difficult interpretations of flood-related LEP and DCP clauses. A key Council concern was the delineation of a ‘floodway’, which was made difficult given the lack of industry consistency in defining such areas of the floodplain.

Nonetheless, the DA was approved and the subdivision is now constructed, and being developed by the purchasers of each

What our customers say


In my capacity as an architect I have worked with Anthony on a large number of projects throughout the Wollongong area. Anthony has a deep knowledge of local stormwater issues, and in particular the risks and mitigation strategies that should be applied. He is very experienced in the requirements of local councils and has contributed to many successful applications of all scales, from renovations to developments and subdivisions. I can wholeheartedly recommend Anthony and the Rienco team for their practical and professional approach to assessing and solving stormwater related conditions, and as effective advocates in dealing with the council planning controls.

Michael Vail

Michael Vail Design

I use Rienco for all flooding and drainage matters on my projects because of their flooding modelling skills and pragmatic understanding of the difficulties of land development. The top-line integrity of their work was demonstrated recently on a very contentious project where the Rienco report passed a rigorous peer review by one of Australia's leading hydrology firms, with no change to the original findings and recommendations. It's comforting to know with Rienco you have that clarity of thinking helping find the best solution, and the confidence that it will be right.

Land Development Project Manager


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