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Sydney Councils Flood Risk Management Needs Survey

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) provides financial and technical support to councils with the preparation and implementation of flood studies and flood risk management plans under the NSW Floodplain Management Program. In the Sydney region, OEH's Water Floodplains and Coast (WFC) team provide technical support to 42 councils. The delivery of flood projects involves a complex mix of technical, social and planning issues. Some councils have a long history of successfully undertaking flood risk management projects, whilst others are just commencing the process and require considerable support from OEH. In May 2014, OEH's Greater Sydney Region team invited councils to participate in a flood risk management needs survey. The objectives of the survey were to:

  • better understand the needs of councils in managing flood risk and undertaking projects under the NSW Floodplain Management Program
  • determine which areas are a high priority for further support and how councils would like the support delivered
  • improve OEH's effectiveness in working with councils and provide better support.

Additional Information

Field Value
Title Sydney Councils Flood Risk Management Needs Survey
Publication Date 11 November 1111
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Author/ Prepared by NSW Office of Environment & Heritage
Publish date 22 June 2020
Update date 22 June 2020
River Basin State-wide
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 22 June 2020
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 22 June 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 989c70e5-180a-40f4-9ebf-448a18f0196b