The Critical Infrastructure workstream works with relevant agencies, local authorities and the private sector to repair and recover essential assets and enabling infrastructure affected by the flooding.
The workstream will identify an approach for the long-term adaptation of critical infrastructure needed to support resilient, productive and sustainable communities in the Northern Rivers.
The Infrastructure Recovery and Coordination Program and Critical Infrastructure Adaptation Program will help deliver these outcomes.
Infrastructure Recovery and Coordination Program
The Infrastructure Recovery and Coordination Program includes the Infrastructure Coordination Office (ICO), which was established to work with NSW Government agencies and local government to help coordinate the recovery of critical infrastructure across the region.
There are over 2500 infrastructure projects across the 7 Northern Rivers LGAs that have been prioritised for delivery to balance community need and regional supply chain constraints. The NSW Reconstruction Authority works with all Northern Rivers Councils and government agencies to identify risks to deliver and implement initiatives and policies to fast track the recovery efforts across the region.
The Resilient Land Program and Resilient Homes Program are major program enablers for the future delivery of critical infrastructure, such as water and wastewater connectivity with the supply of residential land, home retrofitting, repair and raising.
The pipeline of work is currently being delivered across the 7 LGAs by Local Council and State agencies. If you are a registered business and interested in getting involved in the delivery of the infrastructure projects across the region, you can find a list of each individual procurement platforms (PDF 132.83KB) where you will be able to access current tenders and guidelines to support your applications.
Critical Water and Wastewater Recovery
The NSW Reconstruction Authority is delivering key public infrastructure support programs in the Northern Rivers, including the $145 million Critical Water and Wastewater Recovery Program.
Road Condition Assessment Program
The NSW Reconstruction Authority has completed a whole of region thematic condition mapping and subsequent repair prioritisation for over 6500km of sealed roads within the 7 LGAs.
The NSW Reconstruction Authority is coordinating a program of work to increase accommodation available in the Northern Rivers for the temporary workforce in order to accelerate the regions flood rebuild without increasing the competition faced by local residents for scarce local housing stock.
Critical Infrastructure Adaptation Program
The Critical Infrastructure Adaptation Program will assess critical infrastructure assets across the region to understand their exposure and vulnerability to natural hazard risk.
The program will identify region-wide, local, and asset-level mitigation and adaptation strategies for each asset, and develop a place-based, approach to deliver any investment needed to mitigate and adapt to this hazard risk. This work is underpinned by the region-wide All Hazard Risk Assessment.