Camden Council has received $186,000 in state government grant funding to support local floodplain management.

Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves said the grant, awarded under the 2021-22 Floodplain Management Program, will help Council better understand and manage local flood risk and exposure in the Camden area.

“I congratulate Camden Council on successfully securing this money to undertake a detailed overland flow study of the Narellan Creek Catchment,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

Each year Councils can apply for grants through the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program to fund important projects for local councils to assess and understand flood risk and help reduce flood impacts on their local communities.

“This is a continuation of the NSW Government’s investment to support councils, which have the primary role of managing flood risk in their communities,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

The 49 projects funded under the 2021-22 Floodplain Management grants program, which total $9.54 million, are in addition to the 208 ongoing projects valued at $49.64 million being implemented from previous years’ funding rounds.

The grants help with flood risk management studies, as well as the implementation of works to reduce risks such as flood levees, flood gates, warning systems, house raising or purchase in high risk areas.