NSW Flood Data Access
The NSW Flood Data Access Program is a joint partnership between the NSW State Emergency Service and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The program aims to improve the sharing of key flood data within government and to other stakeholders, so that this information is more broadly available to be considered in decision making.
The NSW Flood Data Access Program has two main initiatives, the NSW Flood Data Portal, and the NSW Flood Database.
The development of the NSW Flood Database and NSW Flood Data Portal has been supported with funding provided through the Natural Disaster Resilience Program, managed by the NSW Office of Emergency Management in NSW. The NSW Government invested in the ongoing management of statewide flood information, through ongoing funding of this program, announced in the 2016 Budget.
NSW Flood Data Portal
The NSW Flood Data Portal aims to improve the sharing of key flood data within government and to other stakeholders so that this information is more broadly available to be considered in decision making.
Data contained in the NSW Flood Data Portal is entered by each Local Council at the completion of floodplain risk management studies undertaken in their area. This data is then made available to government and other stakeholders via the portal.
The NSW Flood Data Portal is on trial from December 2016 to June 2017.
Note: Responsibility for providing flood information to the public remains with Local Council. Therefore, queries in relation to flooding should be directed to the relevant local council (www.olg.nsw.gov.au/local-government-directory)
The portal can be accessed via this link: http://flooddata.ses.nsw.gov.au/
NSW Flood Database
The NSW Flood Database aims to aggregate information on flood risk at both local and state government levels. It provides a strategic understanding of flood risk, enabling for more informed and effective flood risk and emergency response management at local, regional and state government scales.
This project is identified as a priority action in the NSW Government 2021 Plan.