Review of the Gwydir Valley floodplain management plans

Moree town centre on Gwydir river shores in Narrabri-shire, New South Wales..

Public submissions are now being sought in relation to the Gwydir Valley floodplain management plan:

Northern floodplain management plansĀ 

Gwydir Valley Floodplain Management Plan 2016

The reviews relate only to the scope of the floodplain management plans listed.

Floodplain management plans provide the framework for coordinating the development of flood works on a whole-of-valley basis.

Floodplain management plans apply for a period of ten years from commencement, with a review required within the fifth year to determine whether its provisions remain adequate and appropriate for ensuring the effective implementation of the water management principles (under Section 43 of the Water Management Act 2000).

The public submission period provides opportunities for water users, stakeholders and other interested parties to inform the review of these plans. Comment is specifically being sought on:

  1. Is the floodplain management plan(s) adequate and appropriate for ensuring the effective implementation of the water management principles?
  2. Are there issues with the plan(s) that were identified since commencement and impact on effectiveness of implementation?
  3. Are there potential amendments to the plan(s) that should be considered?

The review reports will be published online by the department and used to inform possible amendments to these floodplain management plans.

If you require assistance reading these documents, please contact +61 2 9338 6600 or water.relations@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Southern floodplain management plan

Public submissions for the 10 southern floodplain management plans are now closed. The department will consider all submissions in the finalisation of the review report for these plans. The review report will be published once approved.

The Natural Resources Commission is completing their audit of the plan under Section 44 of the Water Management Act 2000. This audit is anticipated to be completed in August 2021 and will be available on their website.

The review reports will be published online by the department and will be used in conjunction with the NRC audit findings to inform possible amendments to or replacement of, these floodplain management plans.


Make a submission

There are a number of ways you can make a submission. You can:

  1. Click on the 'Have your say' button below to complete an online submission.
  2. Email your feedback to water.relations@dpie.nsw.gov.au
  3. Post your feedback to:

FMP Review Submissions
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
PO Box 2213
Dangar NSW 2309

Have your say

Submission closing date

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Tuesday, 18 May 2021.


Privacy

Please note that all submissions will be published on the department’s website unless you let us know in your submission that you do not wish for the content to be released.

Please note that, regardless of a request for confidentiality, the department may be required by law to release copies of submissions to third parties in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.