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 Position Policy - Floodplain Risk Management in Land Use Planning.


Townsville FMA Meeting 14 November 2019
Workshop Presentations: The February 2019 Monsoon Floods

Local Disaster Coordination Centre Operations and Tour Presentation
Wayne Preedy, Team Manager Emergency Management, and Local Disaster Coordinator, Townsville City Council, provided a tour of the Centre, explained the design and function of the facility and detailed the flood response activities which were undertaken at the Centre in the 13 days from 30 January to 11 February. 

Townsville City Council Flood Response Presentation
Wesley Bailey, Leader - Water Resources (NQNT) AECOM, provided background to the flood event, and the response activities which were activated. 

Townsville City Council Natural Environment Recovery Presentation
Mark Robinson, Coordinator - Environmental, Sustainability and Solar, outlined activities involved in assessing the impact of the event on the natural and cultural environments, and the resulting rehabilitation activities. 

Townsville City Council Built Environment Recovery Presentation
Claudia Brassard, General Manager - Infrastructure Planning, Assets and Fleet, discussed the work of the Built Environment Taskforce in coordinating, prioritising and implementing recovery of community infrastructure (power, water, telecommunications, transport, structures etc) and Council infrastructure.