Draft Winding Creek and Lower Cockle Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

The Property Council of Australia commends Lake Macquarie City Council for compiling a thorough analysis of both the flood behaviour and floodplain management issues within the catchment.

The focus of the policy should be to reduce the impact of flooding on individual land owners, whilst not sterilising land that could be reasonably developed. Our recommendations aim to sharpen that focus by providing further clarity around what is acceptable in flood prone areas when projects are being assessed for commercial feasibility.

Greater certainty will lead to better development outcomes for industry and the community.