It has been developed as part of the technical and policy advice provided by the Department of Planning and Environment to Local Councils that supports the delivery of the Flood Prone Land Policy through the Floodplain Management Program.
The manual provides advice to local councils on the management of flood risk in their local government areas through the flood risk management framework and flood risk management process.
This update builds on the 2005 manual and guides. It considers lessons learnt from floods and the application of the flood risk management process and manual since 2005. It considers a range of work on managing natural hazards across government, including relevant national and international frameworks, strategies and best practice guidance.
The draft package includes the Flood Risk Management Manual and a range of new flood risk management guides for the Flood Risk Management Toolkit. The manual and guides replace and expand on the advice provided in the 2005 manual and a number of existing flood risk management guides.
Opportunities to comment on the documents have now closed, but any questions you may have can be sent to the Flood Team.