Technical Information

Policy Position Statement

FMA members are concerned that the NSW planning system hinders optimum floodplain risk management (FRM) outcomes.

Flooding causes the most damage of all natural disasters but is also the most predictable. Planning can therefore be pivotal in managing flood risks associated with the development and redevelopment of urban and rural areas.

This Policy sets out recommendations for the preparation of planning strategies and development controls, and in the dissemination of flood related information through the planning system.

Download the FMA Land Use Policy Position Statement.