The Newcastle City Wide Flood Risk Management Plan is currently due to be reviewed, the first step in this review is to update the underlying Flood Study as part of the NSW Floodplain Development Manual framework. Information on the Throsby, Styx and Cottage Creek Flood Study can be found on City of Newcastle's Have Your Say webpage.
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" storm of 8 June 2007) and ocean flooding (from storm surge and the potential impacts of sea level rise).
Hunter Street during the June 2007 storm event
This Plan excludes the Wallsend area since City of Newcastle adopted a Plan for the Wallsend Commerical Centre in 2009. The Newcastle City Wide Plan does not supersede or negate the Wallsend Plan. Implementation of both the Newcastle City Wide Plan and the Wallsend Plan will occur concurrently.