Gwydir valley floodplain

The Floodplain Management Plan for the Gwydir Valley Floodplain 2016 (plan) commenced on 12 August 2016 and includes management zones, rules and assessment criteria for granting or amending approvals for flood works within the plan area.

Information on this plan is available for viewing as detailed below.

Floodplain management plan

Map identifying the boundary and management zones for Gwydir

The Floodplain Management Plan for the Gwydir Valley Floodplain 2016 is a detailed legal instrument written in the required statutory framework.

The following maps are included within the plan and are available for download.

A plain English overview of the rules and assessment criteria for each management zone is provided in the summary sheets which are available for download below. The summary sheets are included as a guide only.

Spatial map

You can view the management zones for the Gwydir plan as a spatial map

Click at any location on the spatial map within the Gwydir plan area to identify the management zone at that location.

Disclaimer

The spatial maps of floodplain management zones contained on this website (“Spatial Maps”) are produced for information purposes only. The authorised versions of the maps contained in floodplain management plans are published on the NSW legislation website.

The State of New South Wales, including the NSW Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development (“the department”), does not give any warranty, guarantee or representation about the accuracy, currency or completeness of any information contained in the Spatial Maps (including, without limitation, any information included in the Spatial Maps which was provided by third parties). The State of New South Wales (including the department) provides the Spatial Maps without assumption of a duty of care to any person.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the State of New South Wales (including the department) excludes all liability in relation to the information contained in the Spatial Maps or for any injury, expense loss, or damage whatsoever (including without limitation liability for negligence and consequential losses) suffered or incurred by any person acting, or purporting to act in reliance upon any information contained herein.

Applicants for flood work approvals use the Spatial Maps at their own risk when making decisions relating to the Spatial Maps. They should make their own enquiries with the department to confirm the impact of management zones on their application.

Plan status

The plan commenced on 12 August 2016 and is due for extension/replacement on 12 August 2026.

Community consultation

The department road tested the major concepts of the plan with key stakeholders during a targeted (informal) consultation process over the period Wednesday, 19 March 2014 to Thursday, 3 April 2014.  The feedback received from targeted consultation was considered by an Interagency Regional Panel prior to the preparation of the plan for public exhibition.

Community input into the preparation of the plan was invited during public exhibition over the period Monday, 8 September to Friday, 24 October 2014. All submissions received during the exhibition period were considered by an Interagency Regional Panel prior to the preparation of the plan for commencement.

Supporting documents

Acknowledgement

Floodplain management plans are being prepared under the NSW Healthy Floodplains Project which is funded by the Australian Government’s Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program as part of the implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in NSW.