Strategic planning for natural hazards in NSW
The NSW Government supports sustainable communities that can withstand and recover from natural hazards through smart land-use planning.
Natural hazards can include a bushfire, coastal hazard, cyclone, drought, earthquake, flood, heatwave, landslide, severe thunderstorm, tornado and tsunami.
Our natural hazards package helps communities and councils prepare for, manage and recover from extreme events – potentially saving lives and property.
Our package includes:
Watch our video to find out more about the package’s purpose and guiding principles:
The strategic guide helps planning bodies create regional, district and local strategic plans, planning proposals and other strategic planning activities. It:
- identifies the natural hazards that are relevant to NSW and should be considered in strategic planning activities
- considers the links to existing policies, legislation, guidelines and responsibilities
- explains key concepts for natural hazard risk management
- sets out 8 guiding principles to inform decisions about land use and manage natural hazard risks.
- A Strategic Guide for Natural Hazards in NSW and Resources Kit – Frequently asked questions (PDF, 63 KB)
- Handbook for the Strategic Guide to Planning for Natural Hazards (PDF, 302 KB)
- Planning for a more resilient NSW (PDF, 3.2 MB)
- Strategic guide to planning for natural hazards – Resource Kit (PDF, 210 KB)