NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Build Back Guidance for Northern Rivers, NSW
Between late February and early April 2022, the Northern Rivers region in NSW encountered some of the worst flooding it has ever seen. The unprecedented scale and severity of the floods damaged or destroyed thousands of buildings and significantly impacted local infrastructure. It will take the Northern Rivers community some time to recover, and everyone has been affected differently. Some have lost entire homes or businesses and are faced with some big decisions around rebuilding, while others have had minor damages which need repair.
It can be difficult to navigate planning and development approval processes at the best of times. The NSW Department of Planning and Environment appointed Cred Consulting to work with the seven Councils of the Northern Rivers region to develop a guideline explaining different types of planning and development approvals and to direct the community to the advice and expertise they may need to make informed decisions about their property and flood recovery.