Learn more about floodplain harvesting

On 24 May 2022, the NSW Government responded to the Select Committee inquiry into floodplain harvesting. Read the Government's response.


A package of information has been developed to help explain the policy and legislative reform, legal limits, floodplain harvesting’s impact on river flows and how we are addressing community feedback.

Videos

The NSW Floodplain Harvesting Policy will establish a new regulatory framework to license, measure, monitor and manage floodplain harvesting. These videos give different people’s perspectives on the environmental, economic and social and cultural impacts of implementing the policy.

Water management and floodplain harvesting in northern NSW

This video provides information about why floodplain harvesting developed in northern NSW, the journey towards regulating it and why that is important to all basin water users.

These videos give different people’s perspectives on the environmental, economic and social and cultural impacts of implementing the policy.

Balancing floodplain harvesting and the environment
Economic benefits of irrigation development and floodplain harvesting in northern NSW
Social and cultural impact of irrigation development and floodplain harvesting in northern NSW

See our online library for more videos on floodplain harvesting, account management rules and rainfall runoff.