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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:

FMA Meets With Emergency Services Minister

FMA President Ian Dinham, The Hills Councillor Alan Haselden and FMA Executive Officer Glenn Evans met with NSW Minister for Emergency Services the Hon David Elliott on 7 July. The meeting discussed the range flood risks in NSW, the emerging challenges of flooding from overland flow and development in areas of significant flood risk, particularly… Continue reading “FMA Meets With Emergency Services Minister”

FMA Submission to NSW SEPP Review

The FMA has provided a submission to the NSW Department of Planning’s Review of State Environmental Planning Policies. The FMA supports the intent of the SEPP Review, however, concern was expressed that there is at present no NSW SEPP which addresses natural hazards, in particular floodplain risk management. You can read the submission online here.

Reducing the Motorist Death Toll From Floods: Risk Frontiers

FMA Corporate Member Risk Frontiers has put together a document regarding motorist deaths relating to floods in Australia. Over the last 20 years, 70 people have died driving through floodwaters in this country, according to the Risk Frontiers’ PerilAUS database, accounting for close to 40% of all flood fatalities in this period. This document discusses… Continue reading “Reducing the Motorist Death Toll From Floods: Risk Frontiers”