National Flood Risk Advisory Group
The need for a national forum on flood risk management was first formally identified in 2004 following a national flood risk management workshop at Mount Macedon. The inaugural meeting of The National Flood Risk Advisory Group (NFRAG) was held at Geoscience Australia in Canberra in November 2005. The group was made a sub-committee of the then Australian Emergency Management Committee (AEMC) when it became clear that there should be a conduit to that committee. The Secretariat role for NFRAG is provided by the Australian Government, through Geoscience Australia and the Bureau of Meteorology.
NFRAG works to strengthen the nation’s resilience to floods by providing strategic leadership and advice on best practice for flood risk management. It does this by bringing together representatives from each jurisdiction actively involved in flood risk management with other key stakeholders to progress issues to improve the resilience of the Australian community to flooding.
NFRAG became a reference group of the National Emergency Management Committee (NEMC) in 2010 under the new Arrangements, with the AEMC ceasing to exist. On 25 July 2012, the Council of Australian Governments welcomed New Zealand’s move from long-term observer to member of the NEMC to ensure the closest possible coordination and cooperation on emergency management issues and renamed it the Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC).
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