Gwydir Valley Floodplain Management Plan
The Gwydir Valley Floodplain Management Plan (plan) includes management zones, rules and assessment criteria for granting or amending approvals for flood works within the plan area.
Information on this plan is available for viewing as detailed below:
Floodplain management plan
The Floodplain Management Plan for the Gwydir Valley Floodplain 2016 is a detailed legal instrument written in the required statutory format.
The following maps are included within the plan and are available for download.
You can view the management zones for the Gwydir plan as a spatial map
Click at any location on the spatial map within the Gwydir plan area to identify the management zone at that location.
The spatial map is best viewed in Google Chrome or Firefox browsers.
The spatial maps of floodplain management zones contained on this website (“Spatial Maps”) are produced for information purposes. The authorised version of the maps are published on the NSW legislation website
The State of New South Wales, including the NSW Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development (“the Department”), does not give any warranty, guarantee or representation about the accuracy, currency or completeness of any information contained in the Spatial Maps (including, without limitation, any information included in the Spatial Maps which was provided by third parties). The State of New South Wales (including the Department) provides the Spatial Maps without assumption of a duty of care to any person.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, the State of New South Wales (including the Department) excludes all liability in relation to the information contained in the Spatial Maps or for any injury, expense loss, or damage whatsoever (including without limitation liability for negligence and consequential losses) suffered or incurred by any person acting, or purporting to act in reliance upon any information contained herein.
Applicants for flood work approvals use the Spatial Maps at their own risk when making decisions relating to the Spatial Maps. They should make their own enquiries with DPI Water or WaterNSW to confirm the impact of management zones on their application.
The plan commenced on 12 August 2016 and is due for extension/replacement on 12 August 2026.
12 August 2016: Gwydir Valley Floodplain Management Plan commenced
The draft plan was placed on public exhibition from 8 September to 24 October 2014. All submissions were considered in finalising the statutory plan, which will be in place for ten years.
- Overview Document (PDF, 148.03 KB) - a plain-English explanation of the key provisions of floodplain management plans. The overview is a summary that should be read in conjunction with the plan.
- Background Document (PDF, 5640.55 KB) and Appendices (PDF, 2080.8 KB) – a description of the method for development of the plan.
- Rules and Assessment Criteria Summary Sheets – an overview of the rules and assessment criteria for each management zone of the plan. The rules and assessment criteria summary sheets are a guide only.
- Rules and assessment criteria summary sheet Gwydir Management Zone A (PDF, 62.95 KB)
- Rules and assessment criteria summary sheet Gwydir Management Zone B (PDF, 59.87 KB)
- Rules and assessment criteria summary sheet Gwydir Management Zone C (PDF, 59.1 KB)
- Rules and assessment criteria summary sheet Gwydir Management Zone D (PDF, 58.94 KB)
More information on floodplain management plans
- Draft Rural Floodplain Management Plans: Technical Manual (PDF, 2058.25 KB)
- Floodplain Management Under the Water Management Act 2000: A Guide to the changes (PDF, 73.37 KB)
- NSW Healthy Floodplains Project
- NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
More information on flood work approvals
Floodplain management plans are being developed as part of 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.