The Floodplain Management Process

The prime responsibility for planning and management of flood prone land in New South Wales rests with local government. The Flood Prone Land Policy and the Floodplain Development Manual (NSW Government, 2005) forms the basis of floodplain management in New South Wales.

The implementation of the Flood Prone Land Policy generally culminates in the preparation and implementation of a Floodplain Management Plan in accordance with the principles contained in the Floodplain Development Manual. The Springvale Drain and Floodvale Drain Flood Study is one of the first steps in preparing the Plan, and involves an assessment of existing flood conditions throughout the catchment. The steps in the floodplain management process are summarised below.

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Please visit the NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage website for more details on the floodplain management process.

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