The NSW Flood Inquiry will hold more meetings and take more submissions as it seeks receive more "valuable contributions from communities".
will host an in-person community Town Hall meeting in Mullumbimby on June 6, and two other virtual meetings for the Hawkesbury-Nepean region (June 16) and the Clarence River region (June 17) as part of its ongoing work to hear from communities impacted by the March floods.
Any member of the public can attend to share their views. Participants must register for the in-person community meeting, and registration is recommended for the virtual meetings, which will be held via Zoom. Details and more information are available at www.nsw.gov.au/floodinquirymeetings
The meeting details are:
Mullumbimby, Monday June 6, 10.30am-12.30pm
In-person community Town Hall meeting at Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club, 58 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby.
This meeting will also be live streamed via the Flood inquiry website.
Two virtual meetings will also be held:
Hawkesbury-Nepean on Thursday June 16 from 5.30pm - 7.30pm.
Clarence River Friday June 17, 5pm - 7pm.
The Inquiry is tasked to examine, and report on the causes of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from the 2022 catastrophic flood event.
The independent inquiry is being led by Professor Mary O'Kane AC and Michael Fuller APM.
"The Flood Inquiry team is interested in hearing stories from individuals and communities about their experiences of the flood especially in the Byron Bay and Mullumbimby townships, as well as the surrounding areas. The personal stories are an invaluable reference for the Flood Inquiry's report," Professor O'Kane said.
"The Inquiry has received valuable contributions from communities and will continue to take submissions to June 24," Mr Fuller said.
The Inquiry will report on:
The NSW Flood Inquiry has extended public submissions until June 24 to help ensure everyone affected by the floods has the opportunity to contribute to the Inquiry.
Submissions can be made online at www.nsw.gov.au/floodinquiry, via email, or post. Service NSW Centres and Mobile Service Centres are also equipped to help people make a submission. Every submission to the Inquiry will be considered.
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