Development in flood prone areas

Council places special requirements on development to reduce the flood risk to buildings, residents and neighbours.

Provisions in the Lake Macquarie Development Control Plan

The following documents include flood planning levels and floor height requirements in areas affected by catchment flooding and covered by a Floodplain Study and Plan.

You will also find height requirements for land affected by Lake Flooding and Tidal Inundation.

Development in residential zones

This plan applies to all development in the Low Density Residential and Medium Density Residential land use zones.

Read the Development in residential zones plan.

Development in business zones

This plan applies to all development in the Neighbourhood Centre, Local Centre, Commercial Core and in Mixed Use Zones.

Read the Development in business zones plan.

Development in industrial, business park and infrastructure zones

This plan applies to all development in the Neighbourhood Centre, Local Centre, Commercial Core and in Mixed Use Zones.

Read the Development in industrial, business park and infrastructure zones plan.

Subdivision development

This applies to subdivision development in all zones. It is intended to ensure that subdivision occurs in a manner that supports the intention of the Zone in which it is proposed and achieves orderly development of land and good urban structure outcomes. This doesn’t apply to strata subdivision.

Read the Subdvision development plan.

Enquiries about flood planning and development controls

For advice about allotments that are at risk of flooding and development controls that might apply please contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.

Page last updated: 23 February 2016