Expressions of Interest - Floodplain Management Committee

Cessnock City Council will form a new Floodplain Management Committee following the December 2021 election with nominations for new members open now. 

Council has declared positions on the committee vacant and is seeking expressions of interest for community representation on the committee, which includes Mayor Jay Suvaal, General Manager Lotta Jackson, Councillor Ian Olsen and Councillor Anne Sander (alternate).

As many as five community representatives are allowed, ideally two from the greater Cessnock area, one from the Greater Kurri Kurri area, one from the Greater Wollombi/Millfield area and one from the Rothbury/Branxton area. 

It is important members of the community sit on the Floodplain Management Committee because locals understand the impacts of flooding, how floodwater moves in their local area and what the potential solutions might be. 

Committee members should also be able to provide historical advice on local problems as well as consider in detail implications of matters which may impact the whole community. 

Committee members will be required to attend as many as four meetings each year and provide input into the floodplain risk management process. The term of the committee aligns with the council term. 

Applications are open now and close on Friday 18 March 2022. To apply, outline your experience and suitability in an email to, being sure to include ‘Floodplain Management Committee’ in the subject line.


Privacy Disclosure


The personal information you provide to Council as part of your membership nomination for Council’s Floodplain Committee is being collected for the purpose of processing your expression of interest as a candidate for membership, and if successful, to manage your Committee membership, including but not limited to publishing your name on Council’s Intranet and website, and contacting you in the event replacement/additional members are required.

Intended Recipients

General Manager, Councillors and relevant staff of Cessnock City Council. If you are successful, your name may be made public. If you do not consent to this, please contact Council's Privacy Contact Officer as outlined below.



Consequence of non-provision

If you do not supply the information we will not be able to process your expression of interest.

Storage and Security

The form will be kept in Council’s document management system in accordance with the Council’s Privacy Management Plan, Council’s Records Management Policy and the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW). Your personal information will be kept in Council's Information Management System in accordance with the relevant legislation. Council's address is 62-78 Vincent Street CESSNOCK NSW 2325


You may access, correct or update your personal information by visiting Council’s website, contacting Council's Privacy Contact Officer on 4943 4100 or by sending an email to