Floodplain management grants
The NSW Government's floodplain management grants support local government to manage flood risk.
On 27 October 2016, $4.59 million in funding was awarded to local councils and other authorities to undertake priority projects to assess the risks and reduce the impacts of flooding in NSW. In total, 43 projects were supported in the 2016–17 funding round. In addition a one off grant was awarded to Wagga Wagga City Council outside of the standard grant process for its Wagga Wagga Main City and North Wagga Levee Construction – Stage 2 for $2,130,007.
How much funding is available?
Assistance provided under the program is usually $2 from government for every $1 provided by the applicant.
Who can apply?
Local councils, county councils or other government bodies with floodplain risk management responsibilities equivalent to those of local councils (such as the Hunter Local Land Services and the Lord Howe Island Board).
What will be funded?
Applications can be made for the following independent project stages:
||Preparation of a flood study (including data collection)
||Prepare or review floodplain risk management study and plan
||Investigation, design and (where required) completion of a feasibility study for works identified in a floodplain risk management plan (this stage must be undertaken for any works projects that are likely to exceed a total project cost of $500,000)
Implementation of actions identified in a floodplain risk management plan, including but not limited to:
- structural works, such as levees, detention basins, flood gates and improved flow conveyance
- flood warning systems
- evacuation management
- voluntary purchase or house raising
Guidelines, application forms and work plan
Funded floodplain management projects
Grant documents (for active grant projects)
Flood maintenance grants
Contact the relevant office below for more information and technical assistance with your proposal. General inquiries on grants administration should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or Coast, Estuary and Flood Grants Unit on (02) 9895 6494.
||(02) 8289 6312
|Hunter/Lower North Coast
||(02) 4927 3107
||(02) 8837 6097
|South Coast and Illawarra
||(02) 4224 4153
|West and North West NSW
||(02) 6883 5315
||(02) 6229 7170
||(02) 8289 6312
Page last updated: 16 March 2017