6. Building Regional Resilience to Flooding

Being ready for the next flood is critical for the economic, environmental and mental health of the North Central CMA regional community.

We outlined the ongoing success of the Regional Floodplain Management Strategy earlier in this document, but more work is necessary to make sure people, organisations and infrastructure are prepared.

The Regional Floodplain Management Strategy is both a regional planning document and a work plan. ​
It demonstrates the strength of regional organisations working together to achieve common goals. ​There are projects to improve flood resilience in our communities and help individuals and businesses recover more quickly. There are plans to build and manage new and existing flood mitigation infrastructure and build a flood resilient transport system. 

These projects will improve knowledge and preparedness for flood emergencies, incorporate Traditional Owner knowledge in floodplain management, and clarify the roles and responsibilities of different parts of the community during floods.

Check out our Regional Floodplain Management Strategy – mid-term report here.

Proposed actions

Fund and implement high-priority actions from the North Central Regional Floodplain Management Strategy

For more information contact:
North Central CMA (03) 5448 7124

The North Central CMA and our Catchment Partners Forum have developed options for you or your organisation to contribute to this exciting project including: 

  • In-kind support (such as donation of goods, services or volunteer work).
  • Strategic support (such as becoming a project partner in the delivery or planning).
  • Making a financial contribution (such as contributing to the contribution (such as contributing to the costs of project delivery).

For more information contact: North Central CMA (03) 5448 7124

Project details


Government Efficiency/ Red Tape Reduction

Community Safety/ Risk and Climate Change


BenefitsEnvironmental, Government Efficiency/ Red-Tape Reduction, Community Safety/ Risk and Climate Change
Lead partnerNorth Central CMA
Delivery PartnerBuloke Shire, City of Greater Bendigo, Shire of Campaspe, Central Goldfields Shire, Gannawarra Shire, Hepburn Shire, Loddon Shire, Macedon Ranges Shire, Mount Alexander Shire, Northern Grampians Shire, Swan Hill Rural City, Parks Victoria, and Goulburn Murray Water
StakeholdersLocal landholders and communities, VICSES North West, VicRoads Northern region, Bureau of Meteorology, City of Ballarat, Mitchell Shire and Pyrenees Shire
StatusIn delivery
LocationRegion wide, with identified priorities in the plan
UN Sustainable Development Goals3. Good Health and wellbeing, 6. Clean water and sanitation, 8. Decent work and economic growth, 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure, 11. Sustainable cities and communities, 13. Climate Action, 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions, 17. Partnerships for the goals