Floodplain management grants

The NSW Government's floodplain management grants support local government to manage flood risk.

On 2 December 2015 $5,859,605 in funding was awarded for 22 projects to local councils and other authorities to undertake priority projects to assess the risks and reduce the impacts of flooding in NSW. 23 projects valued at $7,538,687 have been activated from the reserve list for the 2015-16 Floodplain Management Program. One project which was activated from the reserve list in December 2015 valued at $2,009,333 and an additional 22 projects were activated from the list in March 2016 valued at $5,529,354.

The funding for these projects comes from two programs, the NSW Floodplain Management Program and the Floodplain Risk Management Grants Scheme (jointly funded by the NSW Office of Emergency Management and the Commonwealth Government).

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:

StageDescription
1

Preparation of a flood study (including data collection)

2

Prepare or review floodplain risk management study and plan

3

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)

4

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

StageOpening dateClosing date

Forms

Application
21 January 2016 17 March 2016

2016-17 Guidelines for Applicants

(PDF 316KB)

2016-17 Application Form

(DOC 124KB)

New works project ranking form 2016-17

(DOC 337KB)

Preliminary Work Plan

(XLS 30KB)

 

Guidelines for voluntary house raising schemes

(PDF 111KB)

Guidelines for voluntary purchase schemes

(PDF 111KB)

Funded floodplain management projects

2015-16 floodplain management grants

2015-16 floodplain management reserve list activated grants

2014-15 floodplain management grants

2013-14 floodplain management reserve list activated grants

2013-14 floodplain management program grants

2012-13 floodplain management program grants A-K

2012-13 floodplain management program grants L-Z

2011-12 floodplain management program grants A-K

2011-12 floodplain management program grants L-Z

Grant documents (for active grant projects)

Flood grants

 

Document/PageLink
Grant management guide

Quick Guide to Managing your Grant

Sample Funding Agreement - Floodplain Management Program

Sample Funding Agreement
(DOC 168KB)

Sample Funding Agreement - Floodplain Risk Management Grants Scheme

Sample Funding Agreement

(DOC 165KB)

Work Plan

must be kept current with OEH throughout project

Work Plan

(XLS 36KB)

Preparing Work Plans guide Guide to preparing Work Plans
Sample Work Plan - Flood Study

Sample Work Plan - Flood Study

(XLS 36KB)

Sample Work Plan - Floodplain Risk Management

Sample Work Plan

(XLS 36KB)

Sample Work Plan - Investigation and Design Project

Sample Work Plan

(XLS 36KB)

Grant Variation Request form

must be approved by OEH Grants before undertaking any changes to your project

Request to Vary Grant

(DOC 84KB)

Expenditure Certificate form

Expenditure Certificate

(XLS 98KB)

Milestone Reporting form

Milestone Report

(XLS 34KB)

Final Report template Final Report
(XLS 288KB)
Annual Milestone Report Template - pre 2012-13 grants only

Annual Milestone Report

(XLS 34KB)

Grant Acquittal Certificate - 2011-12 grants only

Grant Acquittal Certificate

(XLS 343KB)

Publicity/acknowledgement requirements Publicity requirements

Flood maintenance grants

 

Document/Page

Link

Sample Funding Agreement - Flood Maintenance only

Sample Funding Agreement

(DOC 136KB)

Work Plan - Flood Maintenance only

Work Plan

(DOC 78KB)

Expenditure Certificate form

Expenditure Certificate

(XLS 64KB)

Annual Milestone Report template

Annual Milestone Report

(XLS 35KB)

Grant Acquittal Certificate form

2014-15 Flood Maintenance grants

Grant Acquittal Certificate

(XLS 102KB)

Grant Acquittal Certificate form

2015-16 Flood Maintenance grants

Grant Acquittal Certificate

(XLS 99KB)

Publicity/acknowledgement requirements

Publicity requirements

More information

Contact the relevant office below for more information and technical assistance with your proposal. General inquiries on grants administration should be directed to coastalestuary.floodgrants@environment.nsw.gov.au or the Senior Team Leader, Contestable Grants - Coast, Estuary and Flood on (02) 9895 6533.

 

North East

(02) 6627 0233

North West

(02) 6883 6503

Hunter-Central Coast

(02) 4904 2594

Greater Sydney

(02) 8837 6097

Illawarra

(02) 4224 4153

South East

(02) 4224 4153

South West

(02) 6229 7170

 

Page last updated: 20 April 2016