Floodplain management plans
Floodplain management plans are being developed for rural floodplains as part of the transition from the floodplain management provisions of the Water Act 1912 to the provisions of the Water Management Act 2000.
The first floodplain management plans to be developed under the Water Management Act 2000 will be for five valleys within the Murray-Darling Basin in northern New South Wales.
Floodplain management plans are being prepared as part of the NSW Healthy Floodplains Project, which is funded by the Australian Government’s Water for the Future initiative through the NSW Sustaining the Basin projects program. The NSW Healthy Floodplains Project commenced in 2010 to reform the management of water on floodplains through the development of floodplain management plans as well as the licensing of floodplain harvesting water extractions.
Floodplain management plans provide the framework for coordinating the development of flood works on a whole of valley basis.
- Floodplain Management under the Water Management Act 2000: A Guide to the changes (PDF 57 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 141 KB)
A general, plain English explanation of the key provisions of floodplain management plans. The overview is a summary that should be read in conjunction with all draft floodplain management plans.
- Draft Rural Floodplain Management Plans: Technical manual (PDF 1.7 MB)
A general description of the method employed for development of Floodplain Management Plans across rural New South Wales.
- Floodplain management plans under development
- The Planning Process
- Plans on exhibition
- Rural Floodplain Management Plans under Part 8 of the Water Act 1912
- NSW Healthy Floodplains Project
- NSW Office of Environnent and Heritage
More information on flood work approvals
Floodplain management plans are being developed 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.