Planning & Engineering Publications

HUNTER RIVER FLOODPLAIN RISK MANAGEMENT STUDY AND PLAN

On 24 November 2015 Council adopted the Hunter River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. The Study and Plan constitutes the second and third stages of the flood management process for the Maitland Local Government Area. The first stage was the completion of the Hunter River (Branxton to Green Rocks) Flood Study, adopted by Council in September 2010.

The Study and Plan focuses on Hunter River floods rather than local catchment flooding and overland flow. 

The Study and Plan addresses the following issues for the city: 

  • The existing floodplain management framework and flood problem
  • The potential impacts of climate change
  • Floodplain risk management measures, such as on site detention, catchment treatment 
  • Proposed response measures, including flood warning and evacuation planning, public information and raising flood awareness
  • Flood modification measures, including levees and spillways
  •  The property modification measures required by Council, developers and residents, such as development control planning and flood proofing 

Hunter River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (FRMSP) 


 


HUNTER RIVER: BRANXTON TO GREEN ROCKS FLOOD STUDY 2010

The Hunter River: Branxton to Green Rocks Flood Study 2010 is now available to download.

The Study provides information on flood flows, velocities, levels and extents for the full range of flood events under existing catchment and floodplain conditions, including the impact on flood levels from a greenhouse induced sea level rise.  The Study assesses the impact of blockages on flood levels and undertakes hazard and hydraulic mapping.

 Manual of Engineering Standards

Click here to access the manual.

 

MAITLAND INTEGRATED LAND USE AND TRANSPORT STUDY

The Maitland Integrated Land Use and Transport Study has been prepared to assist in the planning for the City’s future.  The study provides analysis of the road and transport system to accommodate the City’s expected population growth with consideration to land use, urban characteristics, and the street system.

Morpeth Management Plan 2000:

 Sustainable Transport in the Lower Hunter Region

The Lower Hunter Public Liaison Group (LHPTLG) was established in 2001 to cooperatively pursue the improvement of public transport services in the region.  The LHPTLG comprises Councillors and Officers from the five Lower Hunter Councils of Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Cessnock and Maitland.

The Issues Paper "Sustainable Transport in the Lower Hunter Region" prepared by Transit Planners Pty Ltd for the LHPTLG has recently been received by the five Lower Hunter Councils with Maitland City Council resolving to support the Group and its progression of matters in the Issues Paper.

This paper presents a discussion of the existing transport situation and various matters that should be addressed in order to foster sustainable transport patterns.  It highlights the need for substantial changes in transport management, rigorous analysis and modelling, and integration of transport services that are required if the Lower Hunter is to avoid the transportation problems that plague Sydney.