Forbes Township Floodplain Management

Floodplain Risk Management

The NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy aims to reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on individual owners and occupiers of flood prone land, recognising the benefits from the use, occupation and development of flood prone land. A merit-based approach is promoted that balances social, economic, environmental and flood risk elements to make sure development in the floodplain is appropriate and sustainable.

The NSW Floodplain Development Manual (2005) guides Councils through the process of floodplain risk management. Floodplain risk management study and plans are developed to identify and prioritise ways to reduce risk of damage from flooding. The mapping developed goes through a consultation process with communities, Councillors and stakeholders before becoming formally adopted flood maps used by Council to guide development decisions.

Should you have any enquiries please contact Councils Town Planner or Development Engineer at or (02) 6850 2300.

Forbes Flood Study 2020

Viewable through Google Drive here