The City of Newcastle - masthead

Flooding & waterways

  • Water

    Floods in Newcastle

    Flooding is a natural process caused by heavy rainfall and/or elevated ocean levels.

  • Urban strategy

    Newcastle City-wide Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

    Newcastle City-wide Floodplain risk Management Study and Plan

  • Floods in Wallsend

    In 2009, Council adopted the Wallsend Commerical Centre Floodplain Risk Management Plan that looks at how flood risks can be managed in the Wallsend area.

  • Flood contacts

    The State Emergency Service (SES) responds to floods when they happen. The SES manages preparation measures and the coordination of immediate recovery.

  • Researching flooding

    Council has been carrying out research about flood risks in the Newcastle LGA for many years (long before the June 2007 floods) to ensure decision making is properly informed.

  • Flooding FAQ

    Some frequently asked questions about flooding issues.

  • Stormwater

    Governments and communities now recognise stormwater pollution as a major contributor to the degradation of many of the state’s natural waterways.

  • Healthy catchments

    No matter where you live in Newcastle you live in a catchment. A catchment is an area of land that drains eventually to a single point.

  • Water for kids

    Come and explore through games and activities threats to our natural waterways and what you can do to reduce your footprint on the environment.

  • Water smart homes

    Water isn't free. These days, you pay for the water you use. This doesn’t incorporate the environmental costs to the natural catchments where we take water, or send it back after we have dirtied it.

  • Urban water cycle

    Newcastle's vision for a sustainable urban water cycle identifies the relationship between rainfall, drinking water supply, stormwater, flooding, environmental flows and waste water in the city.