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We are putting together a submission for the NSW Flood Inquiry.

The inquiry provides a forum for community voices to be heard and helps prepare NSW for future disaster events.

To inform our submission we'd like to hear your stories and experiences from the recent flood event.

Share your story

  • Use the story tool to tell us about your experience. The bravery, community resilience, compassion and outreaching that has occurred over the days and weeks that have passed.
  • If you'd like your entry to remain private please use the online form tool to add your story.

Your story will inform our submission to the NSW Flood Inquiry. It will also be used to support future funding and grant submissions to assist with our recovery efforts.

Feedback closes 15 May 2022.

We also encourage you to submit your own entry to the NSW Flood Inquiry to ensure your personal story is captured. Submissions for the inquiry will close 20 May 2022.

We are putting together a submission for the NSW Flood Inquiry.

The inquiry provides a forum for community voices to be heard and helps prepare NSW for future disaster events.

To inform our submission we'd like to hear your stories and experiences from the recent flood event.

Share your story

  • Use the story tool to tell us about your experience. The bravery, community resilience, compassion and outreaching that has occurred over the days and weeks that have passed.
  • If you'd like your entry to remain private please use the online form tool to add your story.

Your story will inform our submission to the NSW Flood Inquiry. It will also be used to support future funding and grant submissions to assist with our recovery efforts.

Feedback closes 15 May 2022.

We also encourage you to submit your own entry to the NSW Flood Inquiry to ensure your personal story is captured. Submissions for the inquiry will close 20 May 2022.

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    Literally up shyte creek.

    by A solo Mother, 5 days ago

    Yesterday we finally were able to vacate our flooded toxic rental home, cleaned best we could.

    We have at long last moved what is remaining of our things into our 4th temporary home since the flood.. untill December.

    Next we go to the rental tribunal to negotiate our landlords insane request for full rent since the floods (with 3 days off, then $50 off a week, then after my refusal an offer of $100 off) even though the house was deemed uninhabitable by their insurer “contaminated with black water” as they put it … ie sewage mud and the resulting... Continue reading

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    Draining Byron

    by anonymous_survey_user_46, 6 days ago
    The story is that floodwaters in Byron couldn't escape as the drain outlet on Clark Beach was blocked by sand. Also, the drainage system needs updating and appreciate Council has half of the $30mill needed for such updating, however it's imperative the other half is acquired, possibly through the NRRC?

    Until such remediation is done, perhaps a moratorium on development is needed. Also, regular clearing of gutters and drains needs to be on Council's maintenance program again. Appreciate that citizens undertake this activity themselves, however, others are oblivious.

    National Parks could play a part with clearing of leaves @ tree... Continue reading

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    How did this extreme weather event effect a textile artist?

    by textile artist , 8 days ago

    I’m tempted to write about our awesome community, compassion, energy to help, skills, cakes, vinegar/cloves, smiles, love and sisterhood, of how I lament the crazy damage to our beautiful hinterland, subtropical rainforests, animals and birds.

    I've decided to give just one perspective.

    Absolutely everything has been effected in some way - this week, I have to pack every single thing into storage while builders rip out the plaster, remove the old, clean and dry then replace and rebuild my home and studio. The challenging question now is how to ensure that the materials used to rebuild are environmentally responsible, and... Continue reading

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    Have you heard of Inner Pocket?

    by wookee12000, 8 days ago

    When the first Shire President of the very first Shire Council bought a farm at Inner Pocket, little did he know of the destiny of this little piece of paradise? If you have been lucky enough to discover this little vale of a most delightful waterway cocooned by the ancient giants of Gondwana, it is a tiny treasure of virgin woods that protects some very unique living creatures. Creatures that exist only here and nowhere else in the whole wide world. No, I'm not talking about the hairy one of Aboriginal folklore or even the hairy 'big one'. I'll tell... Continue reading

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    Floods of 2022 in Upper Coopers Creek

    by Mariko Shono, 9 days ago

    I live on the wrong side of Upper Coopers Creek. During the floods of 2022 my house was undamaged but I lost my car by parking it in it's usual spot on the other side of the creek. It had a leak in the back seal and I assume that the water entered the engine there. What shocked me after it hammered down all night after days of constant rain was the damage along the creekbank, similar to a giant lawnmower going through. Large and old trees had been mostly snapped off somewhere above ground level, or pulled out altogether... Continue reading

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    Storm Water Flood at 2/41 Brandon Street, Suffolk Park

    by Gael Nash, 10 days ago

    The following is a copy of my post on Facebook on 30th March 2022, the day of the flood:

    I had to leave my home, with my dog Sammy earlier. The water was up to my calves throughout the whole house. Drove to a friend's place, up a very flooded Broken Head Rd. I thought my car would stall because the water on the road was so high. I'm in shock writing this but grateful I have friends I could turn to, in the middle of the night, who live close by. My mind is racing. I never thought my... Continue reading

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