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Northern Lakes Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Northern Lakes Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Northern Lakes Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
Consultation for this project has now concluded.

Central Coast Council is preparing a floodplain risk management study and plan for the Northern Lakes catchment with financial assistance from the NSW Government through its Floodplain Management Program.

Council has identified the Northern Lakes catchment as prone to overland flooding across the following suburbs:

  • Wyongah
  • Gorokan
  • Lake Haven
  • Charmhaven    
  • San Remo
  • Buff Point
  • Budgewoi
  • Halekulani    
  • Lake Munmorah
  • Noraville
  • Toukley
  • Norah Head

The aim of this study and plan is to reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability to residents living within the catchment area. As part of the NSW Government's Flood Prone Land Policy, consideration is given to social, economic, environmental and flood risk parameters to help evaluate a range of flood mitigation measures.

The study is being prepared by the consultant Manly Hydraulics Laboratory) and is funded by Council with additional funding and technical support provided by the NSW Government’s Office of Environment, Energy and Science.

Community consultation

Council invited all residents within the study area to complete a survey prepared by the flood consultant, Manly Hydraulics Laboratory, to help us identify flooding “trouble spots” – allowing for a targeted assessment of where flood risk reduction measures would be best implemented.

The results from the survey have been considered and incorporated into a draft Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan which will be placed on public exhibition in the next year.

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*This website does not necessarily represent the opinions of the NSW Government or the Department of Planning and Environment


Preparation of draft study and plan

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Waterways - Floodplain Management Team
1300 463 954

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