Mayor of Lismore frustrated at delay in flood report as media leaks show $3bn recovery spending

The mayor of Lismore, in northern New South Wales, has urged the state government to publish a flood investigation report after hearing unconfirmed media leaks and nothing from the government. Key points: The flood investigation report has not been published yet, but leaks have appeared in some media outlets. Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg says he … Read more

Landslide begins to swallow house in Richmond Lowlands after NSW floods

A house on the Hawkesbury River, north-west of Sydney, partially fell into a 6-metre-deep hole during a landslide, after floodwaters inundated the area last week. Key points: The 53-year-old property owner says the house has been flooded five times in two years. The New South Wales State Emergency Service has cordoned off the area. Last … Read more

Aerial images show Sydney’s south-western suburbs before and after the July flood disaster

Aerial images have captured the impact of parts of New South Wales that were devastated by flooding a week ago. Nearmap has released images of sites in south-west Sydney near the Warragamba Dam, taken as the region faced its second flood disaster this year. The images were captured by aircraft with aerial camera systems attached, … Read more

200 jobs in doubt at flood-ravaged Norco ice cream factory in Lismore

The future of workers at Lismore’s Norco ice cream factory is under threat, ABC understands, with occasional staff set to be made redundant and permanent staff set to retire next month. Key points: The Lismore Ice Cream Factory employs over 200 people Meetings between union delegates and Norco will take place next week The union … Read more

Global warming may have worsened a series of flood disasters, says Bureau of Meteorology

A perfect storm of factors created the conditions for devastating floods in Queensland and NSW this year and global warming may have made them worse, says the Bureau of Meteorology. A disaster bureau report released today confirms that many century-old records fell when a series of La Niña-driven deep low-pressure systems repeatedly dumped heavy rain … Read more

Survivors tell NSW flood research about failing warnings, predictions and emergency response

Mary Sims used her phone to record farewell messages to her family as floodwaters rose around her home on Chowan Creek near Murwillumbah in northern New South Wales. Key points: The NSW Flood Inquiry will look at the preparation for, causes of, response to and recovery from the 2022 floods across the state. Drainage, dredging … Read more