Flood recovery


Extreme rainfall across Eastern Australia in March 2021, November 2021 and throughout 2022 led to a series of major flooding events in New South Wales. In response, the NSW Government declared each of these events a natural disaster and made available a wide range of support for affected individuals and businesses. This included grants to assist with the clean-up in response to the floods or to recover from the impact of the floods. The government has also set up the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation in response to the 2022 floods.

This audit will consider select aspects of the government’s response to the recent flooding events in New South Wales.

The exact areas considered in this audit will take into account the findings of the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry and the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Response to Major Flooding across New South Wales in 2022.