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Moomin Creek - Floodplain Management Plan

The FMP was developed on the basis of a detailed technical analysis of flood flow and in accordance with the NSW Government’s Floodplain Development Manual (2005). The FMP is the outcome of a floodplain management process that included input from affected stakeholders. In formulating the FMP a detailed evaluation of factors that affect, and are affected by, the use of flood-prone land was undertaken. This included consideration of hydraulic, environmental, cultural and socio-economic factors. The FMP has the following aims:

  • Provide a floodway network that will improve the current drainage of the floodplain system and allow for the orderly passage of flood flows.
  • Balance the expressed requirements of landholders with the requirement to minimise the impact of floodplain development on natural flood flow patterns and ecological functions.

The FMP incorporates the key points and main outcomes of the Moomin Creek Flood Study (2003) and the Moomin Creek Floodplain Management Study (2003) (FMS). The FMS deals with many issues, including legislative and policy matters and the floodplain environment, in substantial detail. The reader should refer to the FMS where background and/or greater detail are sought.

The primary objectives of the Moomin Creek FMP are as follows:

  1. Coordinate floodplain development in order to minimise adverse changes to surface flow patterns.
  2. Develop and adopt floodplain management principles and development assessment criteria.
  3. Increase the sustainable social, economic and ecological benefits of using the floodplain.
  4. Maintain and improve the diversity and health of native riverine and floodplain ecosystems that depend on regular flood inundation.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Moomin Creek - Floodplain Management Plan
Publication Date 1 October 2010
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA Moree Plains Shire Council
Author/ Prepared by Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water NSW
Publish date 29 May 2020
Update date 29 May 2020
River Basin 418 - Gwydir
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 29 May 2020
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 29 May 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier b22c28b2-1abd-494d-a4d0-1d569c8ce66b