Brown Hill, Keswick, Glen Osmond and Park Lands Creeks are important drainage watercourses in metropolitan Adelaide. The creeks have a history of flooding and a low standard of flood protection, and therefore carry a relatively high flood risk. Their combined catchment is mainly contained within the local government areas of Adelaide, Burnside, Mitcham, Unley and West Torrens which are home to more than 200,000 residents.
The Stormwater Management Plan is designed to substantially reduce the number of properties affected by very large flood events, up to and including a 100 year ARI flood.
Learn more about the progress of our current sub-projects, along with those that have been completed. Project updates and photos are provided along with details of our project teams.
View the project map to find projects affecting you and learn more about the 8 sub-projects requiring delivery to safeguard properties from significant flood events.
About the project
The Brown Hill Keswick Creek Stormwater Project has been a collaborative undertaking by the catchment councils to develop a Stormwater Management Plan (SMP). The scope and complexity of the plan are such that it could only be delivered effectively and efficiently by the five councils working collaboratively through a single entity.
The Councils have therefore established the Brown Hill and Keswick Creeks Stormwater Board as a regional subsidiary to co-ordinate delivery of the SMP. Implementation of the plan will mitigate serious flood risks and help safeguard properties across the catchment.