Resilient Homes Program

The Resilient Homes Program is providing financial assistance to homeowners to improve the flood-resilience of residential properties in the Northern Rivers.

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The Resilient Homes Program will offer eligible homeowners one of the three available measures, based on expert property assessments, flood impact severity data, safety risks and potential future flood levels:

  • Home buybacks – the homeowner receives a payment for the purchase of their house and land, or  
  • Home raising – funding is committed to elevate liveable areas above a property-specific flood level, or 
  • Home retrofit – funding is committed to retrofit and/or repair liveable areas to improve the resilience of these areas for future floods.

These investments will be complemented by Resilient Land Program.

This information is available in an Auslan interpreted video.

Read frequently asked questions for the Resilient Homes Program.

How to Apply

The Resilient Homes Program commenced customer outreach from November 2022.

If you are already engaged in the Flood Property Assessment Program, delivered by NSW Public Works and Johns Lyng Group, then you will be contacted automatically.

Registrations are still open for the Flood Property Assessment Program.

If you are not engaged in the Flood Property Assessment Program then please submit your contact details in the form below and you will be contacted by the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation.

Please note your eligibility under the Resilient Homes Program is not affected by your participation in the Flood Property Assessment Program.

To register for the Resilient Homes Program, please visit and submit the Homeowner Information Form – Resilient Homes Program.

Information requested in the Homeowner Information Form will help the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) assess your eligibility for voluntary Home Buyback or the Home Raising or Home Retrofit streams under the Resilient Homes Program.

Appeals Process

Before lodging an appeal, a homeowner can submit to the NRRC any comments and/or additional information relating to an RHP Decision. 

The NRRC has established an Appeals Panel to consider all appeals under the Resilient Homes Program.

Learn more about the Comments and Appeals Process (PDF 92.72KB).

The Resilient Homes Program Guideline provides a framework for considering Individual and Exceptional Circumstances as part of the program. 

Learn more about the Individual and Exceptional Circumstances Policy (PDF 96.91KB).

More Information

Please visit this site again for the latest information and program updates.

Contact us: email or phone 1800 844 085

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About the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) manages the rebuilding of flood-impacted communities in the Northern Rivers region. Find out more about their approach, roadmap and governance.

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