You can view the plan management zones as a spatial map.
Click at any location within the plan area on the spatial map to identify the management zone at that location
The plan commenced on 11 September 2020 and is due for replacement on 30 June 2031.
The department road tested the major concepts of the plan with key stakeholders during a targeted (informal) consultation process over the period Wednesday, 3 August 2016 to Wednesday, 14 September 2016. Stakeholders from a range of industry groups—including landholders, Aboriginal communities, environmental interests, consultants and government—were invited to attend workshops in Goondiwindi and Mungindi. These workshops introduced attendees to the main elements of the draft plan, including the boundary, management zones, and the rules for granting or amending flood work approvals.
The feedback received from targeted consultation was considered by an Interagency Regional Panel prior to the preparation of the plan for public exhibition.
Community input into the preparation of the plan was invited during public exhibition over the period Friday 15 December 2017 to Friday 9 March 2018. The department invited input via a media release, the Have Your Say portal, newspaper advertisements and notification letters to key stakeholders and landholders whose properties within Management Zones A and D within the plan area. The department also hosted individual appointments with interested stakeholders to provide greater detail about how the rules and assessment criteria would be applied in each management zone. Appointments were hosted in Boggabilla, Goondiwindi, Boomi and Mungindi in February and March 2018.
A total of 15 submissions were received during the public exhibition period. The main areas of concern identified in the submissions were the location of the draft management zones, the inclusion of specific approved flood works within the draft management zones and the thresholds described within the draft assessment criteria. All submissions were considered by an Interagency Regional Panel and minor refinements were made to the draft management zones (where the changes were supported by the management zone method including hydraulic, ecological, cultural and/or existing planning arrangements criteria).
- Rural floodplain management plans: Technical manual (PDF, 2950 KB)
A general description of the method employed for development the preparation of floodplain management plans under the Water Management Act 2000.
- Background document (PDF, 5607.95 KB) to the Floodplain Management Plan for the Border Rivers Valley Floodplain and Appendices (PDF, 6986.93 KB)
A detailed description of how the method presented in the Technical manual has been applied across the Border Rivers Valley Floodplain and should be read in conjunction with the Technical manual.
- Floodplain management under the Water Management Act 2000: A guide to the changes (PDF, 143.12 KB)
A guide to the transition of floodplain management planning from the Water Act 1912 to the Water Management Act 2000 in NSW.
- An overview of Floodplain Management Plans under the Water Management Act 2000 (PDF, 175.98 KB)
A general, plain English explanation of the key provisions of floodplain management plans.
Floodplain management plans in the northern Basin were prepared under the NSW Healthy Floodplains Project which is funded by the Australian Government’s Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program as part of the implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in NSW.