Natural disasters

Lismore CBD under floodwater in 2022.

Natural Disaster Build Back

In early 2022, the Northern Rivers region experienced a severe natural disaster, causing extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure. The community is still recovering and some residents face difficult decisions about rebuilding.

This guideline, created with the cooperation and endorsement of all the councils in the Northern Rivers region, aims to assist with recovery by providing information about necessary approvals and resources for making informed decisions about properties.

Northern Rivers Build Back Guide

Flood recovery

There are a number of financial assistance and recovery advice available for flood affected members of our community. 

The NSW Government has a range of financial assistance and support available here.

To see other assistance available, see our flood recovery pages