Why plan for future flood risks?

Under NSW planning law local government is responsible for managing local flood risks. In 2012, Council adopted the Lake Macquarie Flood Risk Management Study and Plan that identifies areas at risk of flooding and recommends development of local adaptation plans to address future flood risks.

Council is currently piloting the adaptation planning process in the Marks Point and Belmont South area, which will guide future decisions, such as how we design and maintain roads and drainage systems, how to make buildings safe and durable, and how we manage erosion and maintain a healthy lake.

For an overview of the adaptation planning process for Marks Point and Belmont South, see here.

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