Macquarie valley floodplain

The Draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Macquarie Valley Floodplain 2018 (plan) will include management zones, rules and assessment criteria for granting or amending approvals for flood works within the plan area.

The department is seeking community input into the preparation of the plan during public exhibition over the period Monday 16 July to Thursday 13 September 2018.

Information on the plan is available below.

Draft floodplain management plan

The Draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Macquarie Valley Floodplain 2018 (PDF, 6270.5 KB) is a detailed legal instrument written in the required statutory framework.

Download a map of the management zones for the draft plan (PDF, 1230.5 KB)

A plain English overview of the key factors, rules and assessment criteria for each management zone of the draft plan is provided in the report cards which are available for download below. The report cards are included as a guide only.

Spatial map

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

Click at any location within the plan area on the spatial map, or search for your property address to identify the management zone at that location.

Public exhibition

The draft plan will be on display from Monday 16 July to Thursday 13 September 2018.

All submissions will be considered by an Interagency Regional Panel prior to the preparation of the plan for commencement.

How to make a submission

Submissions can be made on the submission form (DOCX, 69.59 KB) and must be received by:

Email: macquarie.fmp@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Post: NSW Department of Industry—Lands & Water, PO Box 68, Armidale, NSW, 2350

For information related to the privacy and confidentiality of your submission, please visit the department's privacy and security page.

The closing date for the receipt of submissions is Thursday, 13 September 2018.

Public exhibition display venues

Information about the draft plan is available from the following locations during the exhibition period.

TownVenue
DubboDepartment of Industry
209 Cobra Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Hours: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday – Friday (excluding Public Holidays)
Narromine Narromine Shire Council
124 Dandaloo Street, Narromine, NSW 2821
Hours: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday – Friday (excluding Public Holidays)
Warren Warren Shire Council
115 Dubbo Street, Warren, NSW 2824
Hours: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday – Friday (excluding Public Holidays)
Nyngan Bogan Shire Library
73 Cobar Street, Nyngan, NSW 2825
Hours: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm Tuesday – Friday, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm (noon) Saturday (excluding Public Holidays)
Quambone Quambone General Store and Post Office
Lot 5 Tucka Tucka Street, Quambone, NSW 2831
Hours: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday – Friday, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm Saturday (excluding Public Holidays)
Carinda Carinda General Store and Post Office
18 Collins Street, Carinda, NSW 2831
Hours: 9.00 am – 6.30 pm Monday – Friday (excluding Public Holidays)
Trangie Trangie Library
Dandaloo Street, Trangie, NSW 2823
Hours: 1.00 pm – 5.30 pm Monday, 10.30 am – 5.30 pm Wednesday – Friday, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm (noon) Saturday (excluding Public Holidays)
Marra Creek Marra Creek Public School
Coolabah to Quambone Rd, Marra Creek, NSW 2825
Hours: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm Monday – Friday (excluding Public Holidays)

Information appointments

During August 2018, the NSW Department of Industry—Lands & Water will be offering short individual appointments at the following locations for you to discuss the draft plan. Please call Jeff Black on (02) 6774 9579 to book. Dates and locations will be confirmed depending upon demand.

  • Warren
  • Nyngan
  • Quambone
  • Narromine

Community consultation

The department road-tested the major concepts of the plan with key stakeholders during a targeted (informal) consultation process over the period Thursday 11 to Friday 26 May 2017. The feedback received from targeted consultation was considered by an Interagency Regional Panel prior to the preparation of the plan for public exhibition.

The plan is on public exhibition until Thursday, 13 September 2018. All submissions received during the exhibition period will be 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.