Submissions now open for NSW Flood Inquiry
Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced the opening of the submission period for the 2022 NSW Flood Inquiry on a visit to the Northern Rivers.
Professor Mary O’Kane AC and Michael Fuller APM will lead the six-month independent Inquiry, which will review the preparation for, causes of, response to and recovery from the 2022 catastrophic flood event across the state of NSW.
Mr 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.
“I have every confidence in Professor O’Kane and Mr Fuller to conduct a comprehensive and vigorous independent review which will cover both the response and moer detailed future-proofing considerations, which will take place in parallel to the vast flood recovery effort that is already well underway.
“Unfortunately severe conditions continue to impact communities, it’s devastating to see places such as Lismore inundated for a second time, and it goes without saying that we will continue to stand by them for the duration of the long recovery ahead.”
Public submissions open submissions can be made:
- 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
- In addition the reviewers will be running a series of community sessions, some face-to-face and some online so you can attend in a way that’s most convenient to you. These will be advertised in advance.
The Inquiry is required to report to the Premier on causation, land use planning and management and related matters by 30 June 2022, and on all other matters by 30 September 2022.
For more information, please visit: www.nsw.gov.au/floodinquiry