Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) is committed to promoting appropriate development within floodplain areas, and helping reduce the risks of flooding to life and property.

Our Members include over 120 councils, catchment management authorities, businesses, and professionals involved in all aspects of urban and rural floodplain risk management.

We represent our Members’ interests at State and Commonwealth government levels, promote public awareness of flood issues, and provide professional development for floodplain managers.

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Latest News:

BOM Farewells Gordon McKay

Gordon McKay, Regional Hydrology Manager at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), was regaled with a special farewell ceremony for his retirement at BOM Headquarters in New South Wales in December. Members will know Gordon from his informative and entertaining presentations at FMA Conferences and meetings and his timely Flood Watches and Flood Warnings. Chas Keys, former NSW… Continue reading “BOM Farewells Gordon McKay”

Bluemont and Newcastle City Council Mobile Flood Barrier Tests

December saw two FMA Members Bluemont Pty Ltd and Newcastle City Council, together with Royal Haskoning DHV (RHDHV) come together to undertake a series of mobile flood barrier tests in a tidal stormwater channel in Newcastle. Flood and water experts, emergency service personnel and Council members attended the live test day. During the day, several… Continue reading “Bluemont and Newcastle City Council Mobile Flood Barrier Tests”

Applications Open for 2016/17 Floodplain Management Grants

The Office of Environment and Heritage is calling for applications for funding under the Floodplain Management Program for the 2016/17 year. Funding is available for projects that manage flood risk including: Flood study (including data collection) Preparation or review of a floodplain risk management study and plan Investigation, design and/or feasibility study for works identified… Continue reading “Applications Open for 2016/17 Floodplain Management Grants”