Review of the flood mitigation scheme

Evaluating the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme.

Office of Environment and Heritage, 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.

Scheme Review Survey

The Office of Environment and Heritage has commissioned the University of New South Wales Water Research Laboratory and SGS Economics and Planning to assess how well the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme will serve the community in the future.

A survey has been created with an aim to understand your experience of flood events.

The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete and is an important opportunity for you to give us your feedback about the Scheme – past, present and future.

Survey closes 21 January 2019

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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 Office of Environment and Heritage 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 will commence late in 2018.