Hunter River Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (2015)

This 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