Healthy floodplains project
About the project
This project aims to reform the management of water on floodplains through the development of floodplain management plans and the regulation and monitoring of floodplain harvesting water extractions.
Stakeholder engagement is a critical component in developing and implementing the Healthy Floodplains Project. We regularly meet with our stakeholders on key projects, and provide opportunities for stakeholders and the broader public to provide input into our policies and plans.
Floodplain management plan program
This program provides a strategic planning framework to achieve a coordinated, balanced approach to floodplain management, taking into account hydraulic, environmental and economic considerations, and legislative requirements. It will be applied to areas in the northern basin including the Border Rivers, Gwydir, Namoi, Barwon–Darling and Macquarie valleys.
Floodplain harvesting program
This program provides a framework for regulating and managing water extraction from floodplains that balances the needs of water users and the environment.
Floodplain harvesting monitoring & auditing strategy
This strategy sits within the floodplain harvesting program and puts forward an approach and criteria to monitor and audit floodplain extractions to ensure harvesting activities remain within limits and rules.