Upper Namoi valley floodplain

The Draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Upper Namoi Valley Floodplain 2016 (plan) includes management zones, rules and assessment criteria for granting or amending approvals for flood works within the plan area.

Information on the draft plan is available for viewing as described below.

Draft floodplain management plan

The draft Floodplain Management Plan for the Upper Namoi Valley Floodplain is the legal instrument (written in the required statutory format) which includes the proposed management zones and rules that will coordinate the development of future flood works on the Upper Namoi valley floodplain.

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

Download a map of the management zones (PDF, 740.71 KB).

Alternatively, you can view the management zones for the draft plan as a spatial map. Click at any location on the spatial map within the draft Upper Namoi plan area to identify the management zone at that location.

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, 26 February 2015 to Thursday, 21 May 2015.  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, 19 September to Friday, 28 October, 2016. Late submissions to public exhibition were accepted until Friday, 6 January 2017. 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.