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.

Information on the plan is available below.

Draft floodplain management plan

The Draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Macquarie Valley Floodplain 2018 ((PDF 6.1 MB)) (as at July 2018 for public exhibition) is a detailed legal instrument written in the required statutory framework.

Consultation for this plan has now closed. The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is currently preparing the plan for commencement.

An 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

Download a map of the management zones for the draft plan ((PDF 1.2 MB)) for the draft plan (as at July 2018 for public exhibition).

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.

The draft management zones map is provided for information purposes only. The draft management zones map may be subject to change prior to commencement of the plan.

Community consultation

Consultation for this plan has now closed.

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.

Community input into the preparation of the plan was invited during public exhibition over the period Monday 16 July 2018 to Thursday 13 September 2018.. The department notified stakeholders via a media release, the Have Your Say portal, newspaper advertisements and notification letters to key stakeholders and landholders whose properties within Management Zones A and D within the plan area. The department also hosted individual appointments with interested stakeholders to provide greater detail about how the rules and assessment criteria would be applied to flood works in each zone. Appointments were hosted in Quambone, Nyngan, Warren, Narromine and Dubbo in July and August 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.