Newcastle City-wide Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
The City of Newcastle has prepared a Newcastle City-wide Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (the Plan). The Plan was adopted by Council on 26 June 2012.
The purpose of the Plan is to set out short and long term actions to manage the risks of flooding in the Newcastle Local Government Area: from river flooding (such as the Hunter River floods of 1955), from flash flooding (such as experienced in the "Pasha Bulker" of 8 June 2007) and ocean flooding (from storm surge and the potential impacts of projected sea level rise).
Document and Maps
- Compendium of Maps
* Series 1 - 10% Annual Exceedence Probability Flood Depths (3.1mb)
* Series 2 - 1% Annual Exceedence Probability Flood Depths (3.0mb)
* Series 3 - Probable Maximum Flood Depths (3.1mb)
* Series 4 - 1% Annual Exceedence Probability Flood Impact Categories (13.1mb)
* Series 5 - Probable Maximum Flood Impact Categories (15.5mb)
* Series 6 - Risk to Life Hazards (L1-L5) (2.9mb)
* Series 7 - Risks to Life on Roads (11.1mb)
* Series 8 - Risk to Life in Buildings (10.2mb)
* Series 9 - Risk to Property Hazards (P1-P5) (3.0mb)
* Series 10 - Potential for Property Damage (12.9mb)
* Series 11 - Potential Locations for Elevated Refuge (10.2mb)
The Newcastle City-wide Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan excludes the Wallsend Commerical Centre area since Council adopted a floodplain risk management plan for the Wallsend Commerical Centre in 2009 (see here). The Newcastle City-wide Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan does not supersede or negate the Wallsend Commercial Centre Plan. Implementation of both the Newcastle City-wide Floodplain Plan and the Wallsend Commerical Centre Plan will occur concurrently. Council has already recieved grant assistance to start the detail design phase of implementing the Wallsend Commerical Centre Plan.
The Newcastle City-wide Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan is the culmination of many years of studies, ongoing research and consultation. For background information about work Council has undertaken to research flooding visit our Researching Flooding webpage.
For any other information regarding the project please contact Senior Strategist - Integrated Flood Management on 4974 2888.