UDIA welcomes the release of the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry Report

UDIA NSW cautiously welcomes the recently announced Report from the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry into the preparation for, causes of, response to and recovery from the 2022 NSW floods.

UDIA remains supportive of an evidence led, risk-based approach to strategic land use planning in NSW and supports the inquiries call for further evidence gathering, taking into account the impacts of climate change.

We commend the Independent Inquiry for their huge amount of work undertaken in a very short amount of time. This has inevitably resulted in many of the recommendations being high level with specific details and analysis still to be worked through.

UDIA notes that the success of the recommendations and the legacy of the inquiry will ultimately depend upon getting this detail right.

We further welcome the recognition that risk needs to be assessed at the catchment wide scale and support the transfer of responsibility to State Government.

“We are pleased to see the enquiry advocating for an evidence and risked based approach to strategic land use planning. This approach will deliver the best outcomes for NSW and we look forward to working with the government  through the details and implications of the recommendations,”-said Steve Mann, CEO UDIA NSW.

It is now critical that the government determines the full implications of different approaches and UDIA looks forward to working with the government to take the recommendations forward.


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Deanna Lane 0416 295 898 or dlane@udiansw.com.au