Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation

The NRRC leads and coordinates reconstruction activities for essential assets, infrastructure and housing in the Northern Rivers.

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) is a development corporation established following the 2022 floods across Lismore and Northern Rivers region of NSW. It formally came into effect from 1 July 2022. The NRRC manages the rebuilding of these communities by coordinating planning, rebuilding and construction work across multiple government agencies.

The NRRC works with the Northern Rivers Administrative Group in the following local government areas:

  • Ballina
  • Byron
  • Clarence Valley
  • Lismore
  • Richmond Valley
  • Tweed
  • Kyogle

The potential inclusion of additional, neighbouring LGAs, will be considered as damage assessments are undertaken.

The NRRC operates as a ‘front door to government’ for all reconstruction and development activities in the Northern Rivers. It sets and implements reconstruction priorities in the region, and works with government agencies and departments to deliver those priorities quickly.

A focus on essential assets, infrastructure and housing

The NRRC leads and coordinates reconstruction activities for essential assets, infrastructure and housing in the Northern Rivers. This includes:

  • prioritising and sequencing projects
  • coordinating procurement
  • industry capacity and engagement
  • planning and land acquisition
  • local government liaison
  • betterment identification.

More specifically, the NRRC:

  • identifies, assesses, develops and makes recommendations on projects and programs that can help rebuild Lismore and other flood impacted Northern Rivers communities quickly and for the long-term
  • works with councils to identify, prioritise and support projects that can rejuvenate communities within the Northern Rivers area, with a particular emphasis on housing and supporting social infrastructure
  • works with the Department of Planning and Environment to fast-track planning and environmental approvals to make it easier for people living in the Northern Rivers to rebuild their homes and get back to their normal lives as quickly as possible
  • works with business to attract and retain investment in the region, with a particular focus on job creation and long-term economic growth
  • co-ordinates and advocates for funds to deliver enabling infrastructure that will develop long-term, resilient and economically sustainable communities. This includes new or upgraded roads, water, power, digital connectivity and social infrastructure
  • acts on and implements recommendations from the Independent Flood Inquiry and the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Northern Rivers Floods as directed by the government.

The Landholder Expression of Interest is now open

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation is seeking expressions of interest from landholders in the Northern Rivers interested in potentially selling parcels of developable land.

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