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Review of Floodplain Management Practice in New South Wales - Discussion Paper

As a result of the considerable suffering and financial losses in the widespread flooding of 1986, 1987 and 1988, a Task Force was appointed by the Government in November 1988 to review the Government's Flood Policy, floodplain management practice and the Floodplain Development Manual.

The Task Force has reviewed the many comments received over the past five years from councils, the Flood Mitigation Executive, the Local Government and Shires Associations,. Flood Action Groups, flood-affected individuals, local members, academics, and experts concerned with policy implementation.

It has attempted to give expression to the great range of opinion and variable circumstances which affect flood liable land. However, this des ire has been tempered by the need to be sufficiently concise to encourage readership and public comment. While it would appear that present Government Policy is broadly endorsed by most parties, several specific areas have been identified where implementation practice might be improved. These have been categorised by the Task Force; they have been treated in brief in the summary and have been discussed more widely in the body of this document.

This report has been released in the form of a discussion paper to encourage public debate on our flood problems and to focus attention on areas where policy changes and improved management measures may be appropriate. Written comments should be sent to either the Director of the Public Works Department or the Director of the Department of Water Resources.

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Title Review of Floodplain Management Practice in New South Wales - Discussion Paper
Publication Date 1 May 1989
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Council/LGA NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Author/ Prepared by PWD
Publish date 30 June 2020
Update date 30 June 2020
River Basin State-wide
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 30 June 2020
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 30 June 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier ed11e418-e391-4cb9-9b41-98ea914a6a7e