Review of the flood mitigation scheme

Evaluating the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme.

Department of Planning and Environment (the Department), in collaboration with Hunter Local Land Services, is reviewing all aspects of the scheme during 2018–19. The purpose of the review is to:

  • make sure the scheme is managed according to government policy and community expectations
  • make sure the community receive maximum value in terms of economic, social and environmental outcomes for its investment
  • make decisions about future investment considering climate change impacts, sea level rise and rainfall change
  • inform decisions about funding sources and ongoing management arrangements.

Project steering committee

A project steering committee will oversee the progress of the review.

The project is supported by the NSW Government's Floodplain Management Program.

The Hunter flood community

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is working with communities and stakeholders to ensure that the scheme is managed in line with government policy and community expectations.

Changing land use, community priorities and changes in climate behaviour will affect how the scheme is managed over time. Consultation with the community is planned.