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 100 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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Federal Government Grants a Step Towards a Safer Nation

31 July 2014 Australia’s national network of flood professionals has welcomed the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan’s announcement of $3.7 million in natural disaster and emergency grants this week. Floodplain Management Association (FMA) Chairman Ian Dinham said the Federal Government’s investment in the preparedness and resilience of Australia’s communities is a step towards a safer… Continue reading “Federal Government Grants a Step Towards a Safer Nation”

Applications for the FMA Scholarship Close on 14 August

The objective of the FMA Scholarship is to provide an incentive for floodplain management practitioners employed by FMA Member organisations to broaden their floodplain knowledge and in turn make that knowledge available to FMA Members. The Scholarship provides support of up to 50% of costs, or $2500, whichever is the lesser, to undertake short courses,… Continue reading “Applications for the FMA Scholarship Close on 14 August”

Welcome New Corporate Members

Sydney Water Sydney Water owns and manages major trunk drainage systems in large parts of southern and inner western Sydney and in the Rouse Hill Development Area. Sydney Water partners with Councils through funding contributions and in managing the Floodplain Risk Management (FRM) process. Sydney Water also provides direction and support through technical review activities and implementation… Continue reading “Welcome New Corporate Members”