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Flood Risk Management Short Course on Hold - 2nd July 2021
FMA has been advised by the University of Technology-Sydney (UTS) that the Flood Risk Management Short Course will not be held in 2021. Due to the pandemic UTS is reducing the number of subject offerings this year to reduce costs.
Burdekin and Haughton Flood Resilience Strategy Released - 1st July 2021
The Queensland Government has released a new Flood Resilience Strategy developed in partnership with eight North Queensland local governments.
New Disaster Response Taskforce to Support NSW Councils - 1st July 2021
A new Disaster Response Taskforce has been established by the NSW Government to help local councils respond to natural disasters and manage the recovery process.
2021 Online National Conference Update - 3rd May 2021
The Online FMA Conference is just weeks away, and you can now download the Conference Program and Register online at
FMA NRMA Insurance Flood Risk Manager of the Year Finalists - 2nd May 2021
The FMA Excellence Awards publicly recognise the outstanding contribution of FMA organisations and individuals towards promoting wise land use planning, reducing flood impacts, managing flood incidents or restoring communities after a flood event.
Planning for Flood Risk Management - Online Course - 2nd May 2021
The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) has revised its popular Queensland based Flood Risk Management course to make it nationally relevant.
Review of Gwydir Floodplain Management Plan - 1st May 2021
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (Water) has commenced its five-year review of Gwydir rural floodplain management plan.
Welcome Sunshine Coast Council - 1st May 2021
Sunshine Coast Council in Queensland is committed to flood risk management through it's policy and planning, decision making, design guidance, disaster management, comprehensive gauging activities, development assessment, maintenance of assets, flood and stormwater modelling and provision of flood mapping.
Media Release: Financial Support Essential to Implement Flood Plans - 25th March 2021
The serious flooding underway across Queensland provides a timely reminder that flooding has become an annual event - floods will happen somewhere in Queensland every year.
Media Release: How Long Must We Wait for Effective Flood Protection? - 22nd March 2021
As the NSW flood crisis continues to unfold Floodplain Management Australia President Ian Dinham has praised the efforts of the NSW State Emergency Service, assisted by NSW Rural Fire Service members.

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