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Floodplain management

Floodplain management plans

Floodplain management plans provide the framework for coordinating development of flood works on a whole-of-valley basis.

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About floodplain management plans

The NSW Government is continuing to reform the management of water on the floodplains of inland NSW.

Rural floodplain management plans provide the framework for coordinating the development of flood works on a whole-of-valley basis.

Floodplain management plans have been prepared for five valleys in northern NSW: the Gwydir, Namoi (Upper and Lower), Barwon-Darling, Macquarie and Border Rivers valleys.

Work is now underway to transition the remaining Water Act 1912 floodplain management plans in the southern Murray–Darling Basin.

Localised floodplain management plans developed under Part 8 Water Act 1912.

A list of current and recent engagement activities and floodplain management plans where public comment is being sought.

The floodplain management plan includes management zones, rules and assessment criteria for granting or amending approvals for flood works.

An introduction to the development of floodplain management plans and the planning process.

Read about the process for reviewing floodplain management plans.

Audit reports determine if the provisions of a floodplain management plan are being put into practice.