The management of flood-affected land is, primarily, the responsibility of Council.
We aim to reduce private and public losses, as well as the liability on individual owners and occupiers of flood-affected land. At the same time, we recognise the benefits flowing from the use, occupation and development of flood-affected land.
We manage flood-affected land by:
Council has completed floodplain risk management studies and plans(PDF, 2MB) for major catchments. Flooding controls that apply to development within specific land-use zones are detailed in the Lake Macquarie Development Control Plan 2014.
Search for your property using our Flood Report Tool to determine if your property may be prone to flooding.
Access the Flood Report Tool
Flooding within the City of Lake Macquarie occurs in and around the major and minor streams that outlet into Lake Macquarie waterway.
History of Flooding in Lake Mac
Find details on flooding controls that apply to development within specific land-use zones.
Lake Macquarie Development Control Plan