Floodplain Harvesting Action Plan

Amendments were made to the Water Management (General) Regulation 2018 on 17 December 2021 to set out the process for issuing floodplain harvesting licences and the measurement requirements on those licences. The amendments commenced on 14 February 2022 but were subsequently disallowed on 24 February 2022.

The disallowance means that implementation dates for the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy remain uncertain. The dates specified in our reports and guidelines may therefore be superseded.

The Floodplain Harvesting Action Plan shows how the NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy will be implemented.

Floodplain Harvesting Action Plan–September 2019We will:

  • use the best available facts, data and scientific analysis to underpin the licensing framework, and explain this work to you
  • set clear rules for floodplain harvesting and consult with you about them
  • ensure the rules are followed and;
  • improve floodplain harvesting management over time.

For more information on the Floodplain Harvesting Action Plan–September 2019 download the report.

Download–Floodplain Harvesting Action Plan report

Action Plan–quarterly progress report

To track our progress, quarterly reports are available.