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Murray Valley floodplain

The department is developing a draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Murray Valley Floodplain.

River Sunset, Mid Murray River.

Accepting submissions – Stage 1 public consultation on key elements of the draft Murray Valley Floodplain Management Plan is open from Monday 20 May to Sunday 30 June 2024.

The department is developing a whole-of-valley floodplain management plan under the Water Management Act 2000 for the Murray Valley. This will replace the five historical floodplain management plans that were originally developed under the Water Act 1912.

Stage 1 public consultation

We are seeking feedback on key elements that will be used to prepare the draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Murray Valley Floodplain through Stage 1 public consultation, including a formal submission process from 20 May until 30 June 2024.

To assist you in understanding the key elements proposed and how to make a submission, please:

Watch this video

Find out more about the key elements we want feedback on and how to have your say.


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

Book an appointment

Scheduled appointment times for this consultation have now ended. To request an online appointment or phone call with departmental staff, please call 1300 081 047 or email water.enquiries@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Scheduled in-person and online sessions were held on the following dates:

  • Online – Monday 3 June
  • Online – Tuesday 4 June
  • Moama – Wednesday 5 June
  • Deniliquin – Thursday 6 June
  • Online – Tuesday 11 June
  • Barham – Wednesday 12 June
  • Moulamein – Thursday 13 June
  • Online – Monday 17 June

Make a submission

If you would like to make an online submission, please click the button below.

Have your say

Alternatively, you can download the submission form (PDF, 236.17 KB) and return it to us by email at floodplain.planning@dpie.nsw.gov.au, or post to:

Murray Valley FMP
Water Group - NSW DCCEEW
PO Box 189
Queanbeyan, NSW 2620

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 PM on Sunday 30 June 2024.

All feedback is important and will be considered when preparing the draft floodplain management plan for public exhibition. Feedback will be collated into a ‘What we heard’ report and published on this web page. Please tell us if you want your feedback to remain confidential and do not want to be named in the report.

We will release the full draft floodplain management plan as part of a second round of public consultation later this year.


The department is consulting on several programs across the Murray region, including the Reconnecting River Country Program and NSW Murray Regional Water Strategy. These consultation activities do not directly form part of our work to develop the Murray Valley Floodplain Management Plan. For more information on these programs, please see the Have Your Say page.