The health and safety of residents, customers and employees is our top priority and we are continuing to monitor developments in response to COVID-19. Council facilities are open - please follow physical distancing rules of 1.5 metres, limit outdoor gatherings in line with NSW Government restrictions, and continue to practice safe hygiene and wash hands regularly.
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, 891KB) 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
Lake Macquarie City Council
126-138 Main Road,
Speers Point, NSW 2284
Box 1906, Hunter Region
Mail Centre, NSW 2310
Phone 02 4921 0333
Local number for Wyee residents 02 4357 1999
Telephone Interpreting Service 131 450 National Relay Service 133 677
ABN: 81 065 027 868