Help reduce flood risk in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley.

The Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley (the Valley) is one of the most dangerous floodplains in Australia, flooding 6 times between 2020-2022.

The NSW Reconstruction Authority is working with local councils and the community to develop a high-priority Disaster Adaptation Plan (DAP) to address flood risk in the Valley, and we want you to be involved.

There is no single solution to reduce the impact of floods in the Valley so the DAP will include a range of measures to reduce risk where we can and, importantly, adapt where we can’t. Some options being investigated include mitigation infrastructure, such as levees, improvements to evacuation roads and ways to better prepare the community.

We’re developing the DAP throughout 2024 in partnership with community, councils, government agencies, emergency services and technical specialists.

What's important to you?

We want people who live and work in the Valley to share their views on how to reduce the impact of floods in the region.

Your feedback will help shape one of the state’s first Disaster Adaptation Plans.

Get involved

Have your say on how we can address flood risk in the Valley by telling us a little about yourself in the short survey below.

You may also have an opportunity to be part of community panel sessions throughout the year.

Find out more about our work in the Valley.

Complete a survey