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The Floodplain Management Association (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:

National Conference Roundup

May saw the FMA’s Second National Conference at the impressive Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The three-day event was our biggest ever with over 380 delegates representing 165 organisations from across Australia and overseas. We were privileged to have the Hon Michael Keenan, Minister for Justice, speak to us by video about the recent reports by… Continue reading “National Conference Roundup”

Conference Presentation Winners

The outstanding presenters acknowledged at this year’s conference were: Best Poster at Conference: Janet Pettit and Shannon Heathcote for Developing Strategies for Vulnerable People Living in Caravan Parks. Best 10 Minute Presentation at Conference: Chris Thompson for Understanding the Geomorphic System for Floodplain Hazard Awareness. Harold Sternbeck Highly Commended Certificate: Grantley Smith for Delineating Hazardous Flood… Continue reading “Conference Presentation Winners”

FMA OEH FRM Short Course

The FMA OEH Floodplain Risk Management Short Course will be offered again this year in July, September and October at the University of Technology, Sydney. Taught by industry professionals, including flood risk and emergency response management and land use planning experts from NSW Government, local government and consultancies, this course uses lectures and interactive tutorials… Continue reading “FMA OEH FRM Short Course”