Floodplain planning

Through our floodplain planning and management program we aim to build flood-resilient communities by capturing and sharing flood knowledge to ensure future developments are not unduly exposed to flood hazard.

Apply for Flood Advice

This work is guided by the Goulburn Broken Regional Floodplain Management Strategy.

We also protect waterways through works on waterway permits. 

Kinnards wetlands with plenty of water across the ground

Flood Recovery

The Goulburn Broken catchment has been significantly impacted by the Spring 2022 flood event. Please read this page for recovery information.

Floodplain Management

Find out how to get flood level information for your property, understand how planning scheme overlays work and keep up to date with planning amendments.

Works on Waterways Permits

The Goulburn Broken CMA has the functions under the Water Act 1989 to assess works on waterway applications, and where appropriate, issue permits to construct works or undertake activities on a waterway.

Goulburn Broken Community Flood Intelligence Portal

The Goulburn Broken Community Flood Intelligence Portal allows you to view flood maps, search properties and create a property flood report and flood information including estimated 100-year ARI flood levels.

Requirements for Levees Repairs and Maintenance Permits and Permit Exemptions

On Crown land, a levee maintenance permit scheme is set out in the Water Act 1989 and permits are issued by Catchment Management Authorities (CMA) as delegates of the Minister. On private land, repairs and routine maintenance of levees is set out under the relevant council planning scheme, including planning permit exemptions.

Goulburn Broken CMA Referral Register

Under the  Planning and Environment Act 1987 and Planning and  Environment Regulations 215, the Goulburn Broken CMA maintains a referral register.  This relates to section 55 referrals from responsible authorities (usually local government authorities) whereby the Goulburn Broken CMA provides advice as a recommending authority. You may access this register on the link below.

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

168 Welsford Street, PO Box 1752, Shepparton VIC 3630
T (03) 5822 7700
F (03) 5831 6254

89 Sydney Road, PO Box 124, Benalla VIC 3672
T (03) 5822 7700

Shop 5/10 High Street, Yea VIC 3717
T (03) 5822 7700

Back to top