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Local Government

WMS partner with Councils to fully understand the issues being faced and bring about safe, sustainable solutions that meet the needs of both Council and the community.

WMS has serviced local government clients since its inception in 2012. We partner with Councils to fully understand the issues being faced and bring about safe, sustainable solutions that meet the needs of both Council and the community. We understand that flooding and drainage issues do not exist in isolation, and our team is able to span various council departments to ensure civil solutions meet a range of required outcomes.

We offer a range of service options to Local Governments, including:


  • Strategic assessment management.
  • Capital and Operational Works Planning.
  • Flood model results extraction and mapping/data management.
  • Review of development applications.

Drainage Management

  • 1D and 2D flood modelling and mapping.
  • Prioritisation of capital works.
  • Flood impact assessments.

Flood Forecasting

  • Development of flood forecasting models.
  • Integration with flood forecasting platforms.

Capital Works

  • Review of flood impacts.
  • Drainage network analysis and culvert sizing.
  • Scour protection.

Related Projects

Collinson McKinnon Basin
Cairns Regional Council

McKinnon Creek Detention Basin Failure Impact Assessment

WMS was engaged to undertake a comprehensive Failure Impact Assessment (FIA) for the McKinnon Creek Detention Basin
Pallamallawa and community involvement
Moree Plains Shire Council


WMS partnered with Dryside Engineering to deliver the Pallamallawa Northern Levee Second Design Review
murray basin
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE)

Murray Land & Water Management

NSW DPIE engaged WMS to update the Murray LWMP salinity modelling framework using contemporary platforms
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Toowoomba Regional Council

Whole of LGA Flood Mapping

A Rapid, Low Cost Alternative to Detailed Flood Studies
Hay Street Pedestrian Bridge
Brisbane City Council

Hay Street Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

The objective of this project was to undertake hydraulic modelling and flood impact assessment to inform the design of the new bridge.
Charters Towers river flood map
Charters Towers Regional Council

Charters Towers Retention Basin Modelling

Feasibility Assessment of Two Proposed Retention Basins
Sunshine Coast Storm Surge
Sunshine Coast Regional Council (SCRC)

Sunshine Coast Extreme Flood Hazard Mapping

Filling a Knowledge Gap on Flood Severity in Rare Events
Toowomba Second Range Crossing
Toowoomba Regional Council

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

Infrastructure of national significance
Road near Drummond Creek
Isaac Regional Council

Design of Drummond Creek Floodway

A new floodway design improving flood immunity whilst maintaining design speed requirements
Water Level @ Bendigo Creek, Bay Street Golden Square
City of Greater Bendigo Council

Kangaroo Flat and Golden Square Flood Mitigation Study

A wonderful collaboration between government bodies, experts and the community that delivered effective solutions to mitigate future flood events.
Jallara Park Drawing
Cairns Regional Council

Jalarra Park Detention Basin

WMS teamed up with civil engineering firm Dryside Engineering to deliver the FIA and detailed design of the basin.
Marshall Precinct
City of Greater Geelong

Marshall Precinct Stormwater Management Strategy

The primary aim of the SWMS is to investigate the impact that the transition from rural residential land uses into predominantly urban, residential development will have on surface water within and beyond the PSP boundary.
Noosa Aerial photo
Sunshine Coast Council

Sunshine LGA Road Immunity Analysis

Semi-automated Tool Development