Adapting Swansea: Planning for future flood risks

WHAT WILL SWANSEA AND CAVES BEACH LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE?

Thank you to everyone that came along to the Community Drop-in Workshop on Tuesday 6 August. The evening was a great success with more than 100 community members attending the event.

We are still collecting feedback (below) to help shortlist the available options and plan to manage current and future flood risks in Swansea and the surrounding area. Share your feedback online before Friday 30 August for your chance to win a $30 Event Cinemas voucher!

On the night, we also launched the Share Your Story community history project, where community members can sign up to share their flooding experiences, photos, videos and knowledge of environmental changes that have impacted on the area. Join the conversation and share your story!

Read the latest hazard summaries for Swansea and surrounds.


The Project

Living by the coast and lake in Swansea is a great lifestyle, and it is important that we manage this dynamic environment and plan for the future.

Lake Macquarie is a tidal lake, so water levels are expected to rise at the same rate as the ocean. Swansea has many low-lying areas that are already impacted by flooding or inundation during king tides. As sea levels rise, the number of properties exposed to storm flooding and/or tidal inundation, and the frequency of these natural events, will increase.

Council is committed to keeping our community safe from climatic events into the future. Decisions we make now can have lasting impacts. New roads, drains and homes built today will still be around in 50 to 100 years, so we have to plan for the future now.


WHAT WILL SWANSEA AND CAVES BEACH LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE?

Thank you to everyone that came along to the Community Drop-in Workshop on Tuesday 6 August. The evening was a great success with more than 100 community members attending the event.

We are still collecting feedback (below) to help shortlist the available options and plan to manage current and future flood risks in Swansea and the surrounding area. Share your feedback online before Friday 30 August for your chance to win a $30 Event Cinemas voucher!

On the night, we also launched the Share Your Story community history project, where community members can sign up to share their flooding experiences, photos, videos and knowledge of environmental changes that have impacted on the area. Join the conversation and share your story!

Read the latest hazard summaries for Swansea and surrounds.


The Project

Living by the coast and lake in Swansea is a great lifestyle, and it is important that we manage this dynamic environment and plan for the future.

Lake Macquarie is a tidal lake, so water levels are expected to rise at the same rate as the ocean. Swansea has many low-lying areas that are already impacted by flooding or inundation during king tides. As sea levels rise, the number of properties exposed to storm flooding and/or tidal inundation, and the frequency of these natural events, will increase.

Council is committed to keeping our community safe from climatic events into the future. Decisions we make now can have lasting impacts. New roads, drains and homes built today will still be around in 50 to 100 years, so we have to plan for the future now.


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