A development application by Lend Lease for 54 seniors villas at Morpeth has received the green light.
Maitland City Council voted unanimously in favour of the development at a meeting on Tuesday night.
The villas, proposed for Morpeth Road on a site in the Closebourne/Morpeth House precinct, were recommended for approval by council planners.
At the same meeting councillors also approved the adoption of the Paterson River Flood Study Vacy to Hinton.
The study was carried out in partnership with Port Stephens and Dungog councils.
The study has quantified flood behaviour in the study area.
Modelling tools that have been developed will assist the three councils undertake flood related planning decisions for future and existing development using the latest information.
The study was approved unanimously.