Free conference aims to speed flood rebuild

The damage done in the 2022 floods is the most expensive in Australian history.

The Insurance Council of Australia estimates the costs and scale of the damage to homes, business and infrastructure to be more than $5.56billion.

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation is co-ordinating the long term reconstruction resulting from this damage including public infrastructure and housing in flood-impacted areas across the Northern Rivers.

Corporation chief executive David Witherdin said the scope and magnitude of the work is significant.

To streamline the rebuild, the Reconstruction Corporation is hosting a conference on Thursday, April 27 at Twin Towns, Tweed Heads.

“The primary aim of the conference is to connect trades and industry with local councils and state government and get the rebuild underway,” Mr Witherdin said.

“We need local industry and trades to be part of Building Back Better and I’m keen to see as many small, medium and large businesses involved.”

If you work in or supply to the construction industry – we want you there, he said.

The conference is aimed at local employers, community groups and service providers.

There will be opportunities at the conference to speak with organisations involved in the reconstruction, including councils and state agencies.

Flood recovery work being done including the Resilient Homes Program will be also discussed.

There will be sessions on resilient rebuilding, procurement and diversity strategies to increase the workforce, capability uplifts, business and material innovation and more.

The event is free. To register visit here.

For more information, visit the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation website.

This story is a sponsored promotion by the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation.

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