Floodplain Development Manual

The management of flood liable land

The Floodplain Development Manual and the Flood Prone Land Policy guide local government in managing flood risk in their communities.

1 April 2005
New South Wales Government / Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources
Publication, Manual, Policy
  • ISBN 0-73475-4760
  • File PDF 2.3MB
  • Pages 149
  • Name floodplain-development-manual.pdf

The Floodplain Development Manual guides councils in developing and implementing local floodplain risk management plans. It incorporates the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy and provides guidance on the floodplain risk management process.

The manual was gazetted in 2005 as the manual relating to the development of flood liable land for the purposes of section 733 of the Local Government Act 1993.

The manual:

  • supports the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy by guiding councils through the floodplain risk management process
  • provides advice on how to identify flood risk, develop floodplain risk management plans and implement those plans
  • outlines the technical and financial assistance provided by the NSW Government.

Additional support

In addition to the Floodplain Development Manual, the Floodplain Risk Management Guidelines provide extra guidance to support councils when they are developing and implementing floodplain risk management plans.

The series includes guidelines on many aspects of managing floodplain risk, and associated templates and spreadsheets.

For more information on technical issues, contact your local OEH office or the Environment Line on 131 555.