Adapting Swansea: Planning for future flood risks

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Local adaptation planning assists coastal communities that may be vulnerable to flooding and tidal inundation impacts as sea and lake levels rise. Swansea has future flood and coastal risks unique to the area.

Planning to adapt communities over time to mitigate future flood risks allows local residents and businesses to assess the risks early, tailor adaptation options to meet local needs and act when and where necessary. We are working together to keep our community safe now and in the future. Decisions we make can have lasting impacts. Many of the new roads, drains and homes built today will likely still be around in 50 to 100 years, so we need to plan for the future now.

Council and the community are working together in a co-design process to develop this local adaption plan. The process has included input from the community via workshops, drop-in sessions, surveys, presentations, a dedicated community working group, members of the community who are involved with the Steering Committee to guide the technical aspects of the process, and a community sub-committee developed to aid in the drafting of the local adaption plan. It is the ongoing relationship between these communities, Council and the wider Lake Macquarie region that will ensure we are resilient to the current and future impacts of flooding and tidal inundation.

This page has online resources that will keep you up to date with the development of this local adaption plan and we encourage you to provide your feedback or ask a question.

Local adaptation planning assists coastal communities that may be vulnerable to flooding and tidal inundation impacts as sea and lake levels rise. Swansea has future flood and coastal risks unique to the area.

Planning to adapt communities over time to mitigate future flood risks allows local residents and businesses to assess the risks early, tailor adaptation options to meet local needs and act when and where necessary. We are working together to keep our community safe now and in the future. Decisions we make can have lasting impacts. Many of the new roads, drains and homes built today will likely still be around in 50 to 100 years, so we need to plan for the future now.

Council and the community are working together in a co-design process to develop this local adaption plan. The process has included input from the community via workshops, drop-in sessions, surveys, presentations, a dedicated community working group, members of the community who are involved with the Steering Committee to guide the technical aspects of the process, and a community sub-committee developed to aid in the drafting of the local adaption plan. It is the ongoing relationship between these communities, Council and the wider Lake Macquarie region that will ensure we are resilient to the current and future impacts of flooding and tidal inundation.

This page has online resources that will keep you up to date with the development of this local adaption plan and we encourage you to provide your feedback or ask a question.

The community and Council are exploring the current flood and inundation hazards in Swansea to help prepare a local adaptation plan together. Ask a question to find out more and help shape the areas we investigate further.

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