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Floodplain management plans

Engagement and public exhibition on floodplain management

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

Mandagery Creek in Manildra, NSW

Current plans on public exhibition

There are no plans on public exhibition at this time.

Current engagement activities

First Nations engagement

As part of the development of floodplain management plans in the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Lachlan valleys, we are engaging with First Nations communities about the protection of cultural assets and values on these floodplains.

A presentation will be given at the beginning of each session. We will also have maps and other information available.

Catering will be provided and registration is not required.

Upcoming information sessions


Date: Wednesday 6 March 2024
Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Venue: Balranald District Ex-Services Memorial Club, 116 Market St, Balranald NSW

Information sessions were previously held in:

  • Narrandera, Darlington Point and Deniliquin in August 2023
  • Hay and Balranald in September 2023
  • Lake Cargelligo in October 2023
  • Forbes, Condobolin, Darlington Point, Narrandera, Deniliquin and Moama in November 2023.

Contact us at floodplain.planning@dpie.nsw.gov.au for more information about the sessions.

Fact sheet

Read more information about the southern floodplain management plans in the First Nations information on rural floodplain management plans fact sheet.

Download the fact sheet (PDF. 242KB)

June 2023 information sessions about the southern floodplain management plans

Information sessions concluded

Information sessions were held in Jerilderie, Deniliquin, Moama, Barham, Forbes, Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo, Hillston, Narrandera, Darlington Point, Hay and Moulamein from 14-28 June 2023. The department collected photographs, drone imagery or descriptions of flood behaviour from the 2022 floods and talked to attendees about the floodplain management plans.


Read more about what we heard during initial consultation on rural floodplain management plans in the southern Murray–Darling Basin.

Download the report (PDF. 799KB)

Water Engagement Roundup

If you were unable to attend any of the face-to-face events, you can learn more from the recording of the May Water Engagement Roundup webinar recorded on 17 May.

Fact sheet

Read more information about the proposed replacement plans in the Replacement floodplain management plans for the Southern Murray–Darling Basin fact sheet.

Download the fact sheet (PDF. 445KB)

Contact us

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