Burnside, 'The City of Creeks', lies at the base of the Mount Lofty Ranges foothills. It is traversed by Park Lands Creek, First Creek, Second Creek, Stonyfell Creek and Third Creek.
Burnside's creeks are an iconic part of our Council's attractive landscape, but as well as being attractive features, they can also present a risk from flooding. Deep and fast flowing water is usually confined to defined channels, but during major floods, water can breakout and cause shallow, but nevertheless damaging flooding in parts of Burnside.
Any properties that have been identified as likely to be flooded during a 1 in 20 year recurrence interval event (or larger) have been recorded on Council's database, so that prospective purchasers are advised (Section 7 statement) when properties are offered for sale.
Any residents living in an area predicted to experience flooding (even shallow flooding), should be prepared for the event. Research shows that flood awareness and preparedness (having a plan for what to do if a flood occurs), can reduce flood damage costs by 30 per cent to 60 per cent.
See information on planning for a flood and using our floodplain mapping below.