Flood housing response


Audit background 

Extreme rainfall across Eastern Australia throughout 2021 and 2022 led to a series of major flooding events that were declared emergencies in New South Wales. These events damaged houses and left many people homeless, particularly in the Northern Rivers, and the state’s Central West. In response, the government provided emergency accommodation to address the immediate housing needs of people during the flood events, and then temporary housing while people waited for long-term housing to become available.

Audit objective 

This audit will assess how effectively the NSW Government responded to the need for emergency accommodation and temporary housing following the early 2022 Northern Rivers and late 2022 Central West flood events. 

Estimated tabling period 

February 2024

Agencies audited: 

  • Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Communities and Justice
  • Department of Regional NSW
  • Department of Planning and Environment
  • NSW Reconstruction Authority