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Murrumbidgee Valley floodplain

The department is developing a draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Murrumbidgee Valley Floodplain.

The banks of the Murrumbidgee River in Wagga Wagga.

Accepting submissions – Stage 1 public consultation on key elements of the draft Murrumbidgee Valley Floodplain Management Plan is open from Monday 25 March to Sunday 5 May 2024.

The department is developing a whole-of-valley floodplain management plan under the Water Management Act 2000 for the Murrumbidgee Valley. This will replace the existing localised floodplain management plan that was originally developed under the Water Act 1912.

Stage 1 public consultation

We are seeking feedback on key elements that will be used to prepare the draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Murrumbidgee Valley Floodplain through Stage 1 public consultation, including a formal submission process from 25 March until 5 May 2024.

To assist you in understanding the key elements proposed and how to make a submission, please:

Watch the video

We have pre-recorded the slide presentation for developing a new floodplain management plan for the Murrumbidgee Valley Floodplain and we are seeking your feedback.


If you require assistance reading these documents, please call 1300 081 047 or email water.enquiries@dpie.nsw.gov.au


2 April 2024 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register for the online appointment on 2 April


8 April 2024 at 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
9 April 2024 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Register for the online appointment on 8 and 9 April


3 April 2024 at 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hay Library
204 Lachlan Street, Hay, NSW, 2711

Register for Hay


4 April 2024 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Balranald Ex-Services Memorial Club
116 Market Street, Balranald, NSW, 2715

Register for Balranald

Darlington Point

10 April 2024 at 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Darlington Point Sports Club
6 Demamiel Street, Darlington Pt, NSW, 2706

Register for Darlington Point

Wagga Wagga

11 April 2024 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Rules Club Wagga Wagga
188 Fernleigh Road, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Register for Wagga Wagga

Make a submission

If you would like to make an online submission, please click the button below.

Have your say

Alternatively, you can download the submission form (PDF, 245.47 KB) and return it to us by email at floodplain.planning@dpie.nsw.gov.au, or post to:

Murrumbidgee Valley FMP
Water Group - NSW DCCEEW
PO Box 189
Queanbeyan, NSW 2620

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 PM on Sunday 5 May 2024.

All feedback is important and will be considered when preparing the draft floodplain management plan for public exhibition. Feedback will be collated into a ‘What we heard’ report and published on this web page. Please tell us if you want your feedback to remain confidential and do not want to be named in the report.

We will release the full draft floodplain management plan as part of a second round of public consultation later this year.