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Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

Edward River at Deniliquin Floodplain Risk Management and Plan

The Edward River is located in the Riverina region in the south-west of New South Wales. The River is an anabranch of the Murray River, breaking off at Picnic Point and then running parallel to it for approximately 380 km before re-joining it at Wakool Junction. This study concerns the section of the Edward River at Deniliquin, which is approximately 100 square kilometres and has a 19 km long section of the Edward River and its floodplain.

The objectives of the FRMS include:

  • Review the recent flood study and update the hydraulic models where required;
  • Identify requirement of additional floor level survey;
  • Review Council’s existing environmental planning policies and instruments, identify modifications required to current policies;
  • Identify residential flood planning levels and flood planning area;
  • Identify and assess works, measures and restrictions aimed at reducing the impacts and losses caused by flooding and consider their impacts if implemented, taking into account the potential impacts of climate change;
  • Review the local flood plan, examine the present flood warning system, community flood awareness and emergency response measures (involvement with the NSW State Emergency Service);
  • Provide Council with sufficient documentation (including preliminary concept design) to complete a New Works Ranking Form in order to apply to OEH for funding support.

The FRMP is developed from the FRMS and details how flood prone land within the Study Areas is to be managed moving forward. The primary aim of the Plan is to reduce the flood hazard and risk to people and property in the existing community and to ensure future development is controlled in a manner consistent with the flood hazard and risk at this time.

Additional Information

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Title Edward River at Deniliquin Floodplain Risk Management and Plan
Publication Date 28 April 2017
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
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Council/LGA Edward River Council
Author/ Prepared by WMAwater
Publish date 17 May 2019
Update date 21 May 2019
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 17 May 2019
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 21 May 2019
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 60f41f2b-ce33-4e99-b5b3-087c9d608034