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2024 FMA IAG Flood Risk Management Project of the Year Announced

Floodplain Management Australia 2 mins read
From left: Andrew Dyer (IAG), representatives from the NSW Reconstruction Authority, RHELM, Catchment Simulation Solutions and WMAWater, and Sue Ribbons (FMA President).

Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) has announced a joint effort between the NSW Reconstruction Authority, RHELM, Catchment Simulation Solutions and WMAWater as the winner of its 2024 FMA IAG Flood Risk Management Project of the Year Award. 

The winning project, the Hawkesbury-Nepean River Flood Study, covers 8 local government areas on Sydney’s western and northern fringes, providing contemporary flood information for one of the highest flood risk floodplains in Australia. 

The project provides vital technical flood information for community safety, evacuation and emergency management, Council and state-led land use planning and infrastructure investment prioritisation.

FMA President, Sue Ribbons, said the FMA IAG Excellence Award aims to recognise and promote the invaluable work individuals and organisations do to better prepare their community for floods. 

“We’re pleased to present the NSW Reconstruction Authority, RHELM, Catchment Simulation Solutions and WMAWater with this prestigious Award. The hard work undertaken to complete this complex and challenging project is to be commended.” Ms. Ribbons said.

“The multifaceted approach to the project, which reached across several disciplines including engineering, ecology, engagement, licensing and investigation, demonstrated the dedication to best practice flood risk management needed to keep our communities safer.”

“We were very impressed by all the FMA IAG Excellence Awards finalists, and we encourage them to continue their important work.”

As the winner of the Excellence Award, the project team will receive $10,000 to continue their flood work. 

IAG’s Manager for Land Planning Hazards, Andrew Dyer said, “IAG congratulates the agencies and their consultants involved in developing the Hawkesbury-Nepean River Flood Study, all deserved recipients of the 2024 FMA IAG Flood Risk Management Project of the Year Award.

“This study is a great advancement in helping communities to better understand their local risk, while highlighting the importance of mitigation and adaptation in the area. It also showcases the value of industry collaboration to reduce flood risk in Australia, protecting future communities from being placed in harm’s way.”

The winner of the FMA IAG Excellence Award was announced at this year’s FMA National Conference in Brisbane on the 23 May 2024. For more information about FMA, visit www.floods.asn.au. 

(ENDS) 


About us:

About FMA

FMA brings together experts from across Australia and overseas to help build a more flood resilient nation. Members include over 180 councils, catchment management authorities, government agencies, businesses, and professionals involved in urban and rural flood risk management. 

For more information on FMA, visit floods.asn.au. 

About IAG

IAG is the parent company of a general insurance group with operations in Australia and New Zealand. IAG’s main businesses underwrite over $14 billion of insurance premium per annum under many leading brands. 

For further information, please visit www.iag.com.au


Contact details:

Media Contacts: 

Floodplain Management Australia 
President Sue Ribbons
0434 609 910

IAG

Corporate Communications, Kylie Gill
0468 654 494

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