Report being drafted

Scheduled for August Council meeting.


Northern Beaches Council is responsible for the identification of flood-prone land in the local government area. As part of this process, we’ve prepared the draft Newport Flood Study. The study area includes the whole suburb of Newport and part of Bilgola Plateau. The catchment either drains to the Pacific Ocean to the east or Pittwater Estuary to the west.

This study outlines the existing and future flood behaviour in the area. It considers current ground conditions in the catchment and the potential impacts of climate change. It uses the most up-to-date information and modelling techniques to determine potential flooding in the catchment.

The results of the study will update the flood information currently used by Council for planning. It will also provide a suitable foundation for the preparation of a floodplain risk management study for the catchment.


Following the recent consultation on the draft Newport Flood Study, our consultant is reviewing community submissions and conducting site inspections of the area.

The Newport Flood Study Report is being revised and responses to individual submissions are anticipated to be sent out July/August 2019.

The final Newport Flood Study Report (incorporating community feedback) is scheduled to be presented to the August Council meeting for adoption.

Comments closed

Thank you to the people who completed a feedback form or attended an information session. Consultation on this project has now closed and the feedback will be reviewed.

Get involved

The draft Newport Flood Study is now on public exhibition.

Information Sessions:

Learn what the draft study means for you. Book a 15 minute, one-on-one, information session with a flooding specialist. Sessions will be held during the following times:

  • Tuesday 12 March, 11:30am – 3pm at the Newport Community Centre
  • Monday 18 March, 4 – 7pm at the Mona Vale Memorial Hall Meeting Room
  • Friday 22 March, 2 – 5pm at the Newport Community Centre
  • Saturday 23 March, 9:30am – 1pm at the Newport Community Centre

Bookings are essential. Contact Patrick Stuart on 9976 1606 or email link)

Having your say:

The study will be updated based on community feedback and presented to Council for adoption.

Comments close Tuesday 9 April 2019

Project Lifecycle

  • Timeline item 1

    4 Mar '19 - Public exhibition and submission period commences

  • Timeline item 2

    9 Apr '19 - Submission period closes

  • Timeline item 3

    Apr - Jul '19 - Review submissions and prepare report

  • Timeline item 4

    Aug '19 - Report to Council for adoption

Patrick Stuart

Senior Floodplain Management Officer

1300 434 434 or email

Duncan Howley

Team Leader - Floodplain Planning and Response

1300 434 434 or email