Adapting Swansea: Planning for future flood risks

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.


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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    Identifing Adaptation Options

    Share you feedback and ideas to help us understand current flooding hazards and impacts in Swansea and identify adaptation options to address sea level rise and tidal inundation.

    Share you feedback and ideas to help us understand current flooding hazards and impacts in Swansea and identify adaptation options to address sea level rise and tidal inundation.

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    Community survey

    Share your feedback and ideas to help us understand current flooding hazards and risks in Swansea and plan for the future as lake and sea levels rise.


    Share your feedback and ideas to help us understand current flooding hazards and risks in Swansea and plan for the future as lake and sea levels rise.


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