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Draft Floodplain Management Plan

Topic: Planning

The Department of Industry – Water invites feedback on the draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Macquarie Valley Floodplain 2018.

What's this about?

The Floodplain Management Plan for the Macquarie Valley Floodplain 2018 (Macquarie Valley FMP) will manage the development of flood works on the Macquarie Valley floodplain.

The plan will:

  • give landholders clarity on where they can construct flood works
  • streamline the approvals process for new and amended flood works
  • manage the passage of floodwaters through the floodplain to minimise the risk to life and property from the effects of flooding
  • maintain flood connectivity to flood dependent ecological and cultural assets on the floodplain.

All new and amended flood works will require approval in line with the Macquarie Valley FMP prior to construction.

The Macquarie Valley FMP describes management zones, rules and assessment criteria for determining flood work applications under the Water Management Act 2000 (NSW).

Have your say

Submit your feedback on the consultation website by 13 September 2018.

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