The Floodplain Management Program provides financial support to local councils and eligible public land managers to help them manage flood risk in their communities. The program supports the implementation of the NSW Government's Flood Prone Land Policy, which is outlined in the Floodplain Development Manual.
Support provided through the program usually involves $2 from the government for every $1 provided by the applicant.
The Floodplain Management Program funded 65 projects totalling $9,956,299 in the 2022–23 funding round to assess the risks and reduce the impacts of flooding in New South Wales.
Current funding round
The 2023–24 funding round is open and closes at 5 pm 17 April 2023.
Who can apply
Local councils, county councils and 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 under 4 independent project stages: