2021 Storm and Flood Recovery Programs

A breakdown of the targeted support that has been committed to meet the recovery needs of storm and flood impacted communities and industries across NSW.

Aerial view of a flooded farm showing a home, sheds and trees sitting in brown water, with green hills in the background

The NSW and Australian Government have committed over $790 million to support recovery, repair and rebuilding efforts of storm and flood impacted regions.  

As part of this, the Department of Regional NSW is rolling out targeted initiatives and investments to support medium to long term recovery, generate jobs, and build more resilient communities and industries in the regions most impacted by the February and March 2021 storms and floods. 

The Department of Regional NSW will lead the delivery of a number of key programs in partnership with NSW Reconstruction Authority, including:

  1. $80 million Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program - targeted assistance to support primary producers and primary production enterprises as they recover and rebuild.
  2. $25 million Rural Landholders Grants - targeted assistance for rural landholders who do not qualify for existing programs to support the long-term recovery of impacted regions, administered by the NSW Rural Assistance Authority. 
  3. Regional Youth Community Coordinator Initiative - to build community capability to support young people to recover and build resilience post-natural disaster. 
  4. $52.5 million Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Program - helping targeted local government areas repair, restore and enhance community infrastructure.

In addition, a $200 million Infrastructure Betterment Fund will be established to support the reconstruction and improved disaster resilience of public assets damaged during the recent storms and floods as well as the 2019-20 bushfires.  

This page will be updated as recovery programs are launched. Check back here for the latest information on available support.

Infographic showing the break up of funding for flood and storm recovery

Additional help

Other storm and flood support measures have been put in place by the NSW and Australian Governments. 

For a full list of all available support, visit Service NSW or call 13 77 88. 

NSW Reconstruction Authority is leading the state-wide recovery effort from storms and floods. More information is available about the NSW Government storm and flood recovery disaster relief.

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