The NSW Government is committed to keeping our communities safe.
Significant flood events, like those in Brisbane in 2011 and more recently on the North Coast of NSW show the importance of managing flood risk up to and beyond the 1 in 100 chance per year flood and considering flood risks up to the probable maximum flood level. This will build resilience in communities located on floodplains and reduce the extent of property damage and potential loss of life from severe to extreme flooding throughout NSW.
The Department works closely with other agencies on flooding including the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) who manage and monitor our wetlands, rivers, floodplains, coasts and estuaries; the NSW State Emergency Service who are the lead combat agency for flood, storm and tsunami events; and Infrastructure NSW who lead the implementation of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Flood Strategy.
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Page last updated: 28/06/2019