Tell your flood story: Six-month independent inquiry

ABOVE: Floodwater at Rappville Pub. Photo: Lisa Stewart

A six-month independent inquiry will review the preparation, causes, response and recovery from the February-March flood event in the Northern Rivers.

Professor Mary O’Kane and Michael Fuller will lead the inquiry.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said the inquiry would play a critical role in providing a forum for community voices to be heard and ensuring all the necessary steps are taken to prepare NSW for future disaster events.

“This is your opportunity to tell your story, whether by making a submission online or attending a local session in person. Every submission will make a meaningful contribution to this important work to understand how we can better prepare for flooding, recover from this disaster and plan for the future,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Unfortunately, severe conditions continue to impact communities.”

There will be a series of community sessions, some face-to-face and some online for people to tell their flood stories.

The inquiry will report to the Premier on causation, land use planning and management and related matters by June 30 and on all other matters by September 30.

Public submissions can be made at:


Post: NSW Independent Flood Inquiry, GPO Box 5341, Sydney NSW 2001

In-person: at any Service NSW Service Centre or at a Mobile Service Centre

For more information visit here.

Flood preparation in Bonalbo. Photo: Contributed

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