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Floodplain management plans

Engagement and public exhibition on floodplain management

A list of current and recent engagement activities and floodplain management plans where public comment is being sought.

Mandagery Creek in Manildra, NSW

Current engagement activities

As part of the development of floodplain management plans in the southern Murray-Darling Basin, we are engaging with the community and seeking feedback on key elements that will be used to prepare the draft plans.

Stage 1 public consultation in the Murray Valley is intended to provide an initial opportunity for community feedback that will inform development of the draft floodplain management plan prior to formal public exhibition later in 2024. During the consultation period from 20 May until 30 June 2024, landholders and other stakeholders are invited to book individual appointments with departmental staff to ask questions about the key elements of the draft floodplain management plan and how to make a submission.

Recent engagement activities

Stage 1 public consultation: Murrumbidgee

The department held Stage 1 public consultation for the draft Murrumbidgee Valley floodplain management plan from 25 March to 5 May 2024. Individual appointments with departmental staff were held in Balranald, Hay, Darlington Point, Wagga Wagga and online from 2-11 April 2024. We are reviewing the submissions received and will publish a What we heard report soon.

First Nations engagement

As part of the development of floodplain management plans in the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Lachlan valleys, we are engaging with First Nations communities about the protection of cultural assets and values on these floodplains.

Information sessions were previously held in:

  • Narrandera, Darlington Point and Deniliquin in August 2023
  • Hay and Balranald in September 2023
  • Lake Cargelligo in October 2023
  • Forbes, Condobolin, Darlington Point, Narrandera, Deniliquin and Moama in November 2023
  • Hay in February 2024
  • Balranald in March 2024.

More sessions will be confirmed in mid-2024.

Contact us at floodplain.planning@dpie.nsw.gov.au for more information about the sessions.

Fact sheet

Read more information about the southern floodplain management plans in the First Nations information on rural floodplain management plans fact sheet.

Download the fact sheet (PDF. 242KB)

Information sessions about the southern floodplain management plans

Information sessions were held in Jerilderie, Deniliquin, Moama, Barham, Forbes, Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo, Hillston, Narrandera, Darlington Point, Hay and Moulamein from 14-28 June 2023. The department collected photographs, drone imagery or descriptions of flood behaviour from the 2022 floods and talked to attendees about the floodplain management plans.

Report

Read more about what we heard during initial consultation on rural floodplain management plans in the southern Murray–Darling Basin.

Download the report (PDF. 799KB)

Current plans on public exhibition

There are no plans on public exhibition at this time.

Water Engagement Roundup

If you were unable to attend any of the face-to-face events, you can learn more from the recording of the May Water Engagement Roundup webinar recorded on 17 May.

Fact sheet

Read more information about the proposed replacement plans in the Replacement floodplain management plans for the Southern Murray–Darling Basin fact sheet.

Download the fact sheet (PDF. 445KB)

Contact us

If you require assistance in reading these documents, please contact 1300 081 047 or  water.enquiries@dpie.nsw.gov.au