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Housing relief packages for flood victims ‘will be announced soon’, says NSW government agency

By SEJA AL ZAIDI A NSW government executive agency focused on disaster management and recovery has said that flood relief packages addressing accommodation support, among other aid programs, is "currently being developed and will be announced soon", as a push came from the NSW Greens this week to provide rental relief for impacted people across […]

Hazardous surf conditions and fallen trees reported across eastern suburbs beaches

By PATRICK MCKENZIE As NSW stretches into its third week of intense wet weather, storms and flooding, Waverley and Randwick council areas have been experiencing hazardous surf conditions and a number of fallen trees. Broadarrow Reserve near Maroubra Beach was hit hard on Tuesday night, as winds of up to 50 kilometres per hour brought […]

NSW floods: Wild weather sweeps the inner city, eastern suburbs and inner west

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Severe weather events have impacted Sydneysiders across the inner city, eastern suburbs and inner west across the past two weeks.  Catastrophic flood waters are wreaking havoc across NSW, with severe flooding rapidly impacting Northern NSW, as well as the Central Coast and Hunter regions.  Recovery and clean-up efforts have begun taking […]

Balmain locals lend a hand to the Hawkesbury

By KATE RAFFERTY At the time of the Hawkesbury floods, the Warragamba Dam was spilling a Sydney Harbour’s worth of water, about 460 gigalitres, into the Sydney basin each day. While that flood water from the Hunter-Nepean Valley filled the dam, rain battered the NSW coast, washing away homes, businesses and land. As the devastation […]

Museum of Flood Engineering and Innovation at Parramatta

Opinion by KYLIE WINKWORTH For the second time in 13 months the Parramatta River broke its banks last weekend and washed across the site of the Powerhouse Parramatta development. It was a bad look for the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) which is trying to raise $75m for the project. Museums and dirty […]