The NSW Government is committed to improving the regulatory framework and water quality impacts associated with coastal floodplain drainage.
The Coastal Floodplain Drainage Project’s interagency working group has developed a report on options for reform that address the project’s objectives.
The six options are:
- Option 1: one-stop shop webpage
- Option 2: drainage applications coordinator
- Option 3: concurrent assessment
- Option 4: risk-based approach
- Option 5: drainage work approvals under the Water Management Act 2000
- Option 6: streamlining of Fisheries and Crown land approvals through the use of drainage work approvals
Each of the options could be implemented independently (except for Option 6) or in combination with others.
The options are evidence-based and take account of social, cultural, economic and environmental interests, including a range of stakeholder views expressed during consultation in 2020 and 2021.
The Options Report is accompanied by an Attachments paper that includes supporting information about the management of coastal floodplains.
Have your say
You’re invited to share your feedback on the Coastal Floodplain Drainage Project Options Report from Monday 19 February to 11:59 pm Sunday 21 April 2024.
Take our survey
The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and can be answered anonymously.
You can also register to join an online information session where staff will explain the report and answer questions. Webinars will be held on:
Feedback will be collated into a ‘What we heard’ report and published on this web page. The working group will consider all feedback and then make recommendations to the relevant NSW Government Minister/s.
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