Floodplain Management Grants

2016 Flood Regional RecoveryThe NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Grants support local government to manage flood risk.

Eligible organisations include Local councils, county councils or 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).

Applicants normally contribute $1 for each $2 of grant funding. If the applicant is unable to fund the matching contribution, please apply for special consideration.

Applications can be made for the following independent project stages:

  • Preparation of a flood study
  • Preparation or review of a floodplain risk management study and plan
  • Investigation, design and (where required) completion of a feasibility study for works identified in a floodplain risk management plan (this stage must be undertaken for any works projects that are likely to exceed a total project cost of $500,000)
  • Implementation of actions identified in a floodplain risk management plan, including but not limited to structural works (such as levees, detention basins, flood gates and improved flow conveyance), flood warning systems, evacuation management, voluntary purchase or house raising.

Applications close 28 March 2018.

For technical assistance with your proposal, contact the West and North West NSW office on 02 6883 5315.

For more information on the program visit the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage website.