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The Floodplain Advisory Panel helps Council to development and implement flood studies, floodplain risk management studies and plans undertaken in Port Stephens.

Since 2016, the panel has been providing advice to Council to assist the Floodplain Risk Management Process. The Panel is not a formal committee of Council and does not have a formal role in decision making, policy direction or delegating additional work to be carried out by Council.

The Floodplain Advisory Panel consists of:

  • Core members — Council staff, Councilors, community members and representatives from Office of Environment and Heritage, Hunter Water Corporation, State Emergency Services
  • Local representatives — catchment specific community representatives and consultant representatives.

The Floodplain Advisory Panel meets twice a year with additional meetings called when required.

Terms of Reference

View the terms of reference for the Floodplain Advisory Panel (PDF 100KB).

Meeting minutes


For more information, contact the Development Engineering Team.
Phone: 02 4988 0255
Email: Development.Engineering@portstephens.nsw.gov.au