Crown Lands Flood Impact Assessment Program
This program will assess damage to infrastructure on Crown land.
The 2021/2022 extreme flood and storm events across NSW caused extensive damage to residential properties, public infrastructure, agriculture, businesses, and the environment.
NSW Crown Lands assets, both built and environmental, were also severely affected with significant damage sustained. NSW Crown Lands still have a large amount of assets not assessed following these events. Assessments will be rolled out in areas affected by AGRN 1012 & 1025 (Natural disaster declaration areas), and will assess risk, public safety and environmental impact indicators.
How does it work?
NSW Crown Lands will assess damage to infrastructure on crown land through site inspections, spatial data analysis, and flood modelling. This will allow damage to be prioritised for recovery and repair.
Benefits of the program
- Identify assets that require urgent attention based on the risk to the public, environment, and commercial interest
- Create criteria for assets deemed uneconomical for repair or restoration and provide alternate management recommendations
- Identify existing linkages to Crown Lands Asset Management Plans, Land Management Strategy and the Emergency Management Strategy
- Provide a plan for recovery based on the risk to public safety and environmental impact indicators.