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Floodplain Risk Management Plan

Billabong Creek Floodplain Management Plan

The Billabong Creek FMP applies to the Billabong Creek floodplain situated between the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers in southern New South Wales. The floodplain extends from Walbundrie in the east to Jerilderie in the west and covers approximately 4,000 square kilometres, of which some 3,000 square kilometres is subject to frequent flooding. The floodplain also includes parts of several other creek systems including: Coreen Creek; Wangamong Creek; Nowranie (or South Creek); Wallandoon Creek, Washpool Creek; Sandhill Creek; and Urangeline Creek. The floodplain is situated primarily within Urana and Jerilderie Shires, with small portions falling within Lockhart, Greater Hume (formerly Culcairn Shire) and Corowa Shires.

The vision for the management of the Billabong Creek floodplain is as follows: A floodplain managed for the socio-economic interest of the community that provides a healthy and sustainable environment for floodplain ecosystems. The objectives linked to the above vision statement for the Billabong Creek FMP are as follows:

  • Coordinate floodplain development in order to minimise adverse changes to surface flow patterns;
  • Develop and adopt floodplain management principles and development assessment criteria;
  • Increase the sustainable social, economic and ecological benefits of using the floodplain; and
  • Improve and maintain the diversity and well-being of native riverine and floodplain ecosystems that depend on regular flood inundation.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Billabong Creek Floodplain Management Plan
Publication Date 1 May 2006
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
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Council/LGA Murrumbidgee Council
Additional LGA's covered within study
  • Federation Council
Author/ Prepared by NSW Department of Natural Resources
Publish date 14 June 2019
Update date 27 June 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 15 June 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 27 June 2019
Approved by jhudson
Identifier 2f6f7765-50d0-4a32-a3ff-9cf78b52df16