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Flood impacts on new housing supply

The NSW Government commissioned an independent expert inquiry into the preparation for, causes of, response to and recovery from the 2022 catastrophic flood event across NSW. The 2022 NSW Flood Inquiry report and recommendations from this inquiry have now been delivered.

We are continuing to work through the Flood Inquiry's recommendations and its impact for planning in relation to flood-prone land. This is part of our efforts to ensure the planning system is adaptive, responds to climate change and supports resilient communities.

Sustainable growth across NSW remains a priority, and we will support growth and the delivery of housing where it is appropriate.