Development in flood-affected areas

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:

  • Conducting studies to identify areas of high and low risk
  • Developing management plans that provide specific measures that are appropriate to those areas
  • Placing conditions on major renovations and new developments on flood-prone land to minimise the impact of flooding

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.

 

Is your property flood-prone?

Search for your property using our Flood Report Tool to determine if your property may be prone to flooding.

Access the Flood Report Tool

History of Flooding in Lake Macquarie City

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

Development in flood-prone areas

Find details on flooding controls that apply to development within specific land-use zones.

Lake Macquarie Development Control Plan