Industry briefing highlights opportunities for flood restoration works

Published on 18 May 2023


Local contractors and prominent construction companies gathered at Southern Cross University on Monday for an industry briefing hosted by Lismore City Council. The purpose of the briefing was to provide key insights into the upcoming flood restoration works following the February 2022 natural disaster.

The briefing session provided a comprehensive overview of the procurement strategy for the upcoming works. This included the selection process for appointing a Managing Contractor.

Brendan Logan, Council’s Chief Operating Officer, said the industry briefing helped to foster collaboration and engagement between local businesses and the potential managing contractor.

“The briefing presented an opportunity for a range of businesses to establish new connections. It outlined to them the opportunities that will emerge for them to participate in a rebuild project that will have significant benefits for our community and their businesses,” he said.

During the briefing, the scope of works was outlined and attendees received updates on the specific damage sites across hundreds of road and bridge assets.

At the conclusion of the briefing, a networking event was held to provide local businesses an opportunity to form relationships with some of the industry’s most experienced companies.

The Flood Recovery team has already completed $13 million of emergency works and $17 million of Immediate Restoration Works. The works to date were completed using both internal resources and local contractors.

Funding for the project will be provided by the Commonwealth through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

The managing contractor scope is expected to go to market in September 2023, and will be preceded by another briefing session, site visit and workshops. Evaluation and award of the contract are expected to take place in December.

For further information on the briefing or the upcoming flood restoration works, please contact Council on 6625 0500 or email