A Flood Risk Management Plan (Plan) allows forward planning of flood prone land with these steps:
- Identify and assess options to reduce flood risk
- Social, economic and environmental assessment of options
- Ranking options
- Recommend options for the Plan
- Adopt the Plan
- Apply for funding from Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) for implementation.
The elected Council of City of Newcastle adopted two Plans to implement flood risk management options in Newcastle.