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:

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

2016-17 floodplain management grants

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)
Auto-populating Grant Reporting Workbook

(Work Plan, Expenditure Certificate, Milestone Report and Final Report)
Auto-populating Grant Reporting Workbook
(XLS 1.4MB)

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 69KB)
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 48KB)

Expenditure Certificate form

Expenditure Certificate
(XLS 64KB)

Annual Milestone Report template

Annual Milestone Report
(XLS 35KB)

Grant Acquittal Certificate form

2015-16 Flood Maintenance grants

Grant Acquittal Certificate
(XLS 119KB)

Grant Acquittal Certificate form

2016-17 Flood Maintenance grants

Grant Acquittal Certificate
(XLS 119KB)

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: 28 November 2016