Norco stands down 170 workers at flood-damaged ice cream factory in South Lismore

Norco stands down 170 workers at flood-damaged ice cream factory in South Lismore

One hundred and seventy staff at a Lismore ice-cream factory are without work today and don’t know if they will receive redundancy payments, after the company failed to find enough money to keep them on. Key points: Norco has stood down 170 staff at its ice cream factory in South Lismore today It wants another … Read more

NSW set for ‘very long season’ of rain as flood warnings return to Lismore

NSW set for ‘very long season’ of rain as flood warnings return to Lismore

NSW is facing “challenges on multiple fronts” as severe weather brings floods and heavy downpours to inland areas and again threatens the Northern Rivers region. Key points: Almost 50 flood rescues have been performed in recent days by the SES Flood warnings are in place across the state, including for Lismore Minister Steph Cook says La Nina is expected … Read more

Major flood warnings in place for rivers in western NSW | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Major flood warnings in place for rivers in western NSW | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Major flood warnings in place for rivers in western NSW | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Bureau of Meteorology issues flood warnings issued across NSW and northern Victoria  7NEWS SES warning for western NSW flood affected areas  Sky News Australia NSW SES Evacuation ORDER – Western Plains Tourist Park 01  NSW SES View Full coverage on Google News

Dairy giant Norco to proceed with mass sacking despite $35 million flood support offer for Lismore factory

Dairy giant Norco to proceed with mass sacking despite  million flood support offer for Lismore factory

Dairy giant Norco says more than 170 employees will be stood down in flood ravaged Lismore and more jobs remain at risk despite a $35 million federal government grant. Key points: Flood repairs at Norco’s Lismore factory were estimated at $70 million The co-op has been offered a grant of almost $35 million It has confirmed … Read more

NSW 2022 Flood Inquiry report recommends flood zone buy backs, changes to disaster response

NSW 2022 Flood Inquiry report recommends flood zone buy backs, changes to disaster response

An independent report into NSW’s devastating floods has found people in the “highest-risk” areas near Lismore should be relocated “urgently”. Key points: The 2022 NSW flood inquiry recommends the state be better prepared for disasters Premier Dominic Perrottet is adopting all 28 recommendations Expressions of interest for a buy back scheme will be open by the end of … Read more

Bureau of Meterology rejects suggestions it was unprepared for Northern Rivers NSW flood event

Bureau of Meterology rejects suggestions it was unprepared for Northern Rivers NSW flood event

Australia’s national weather agency has issued a staunch defence of its handling of deadly flooding in New South Wales earlier this year, after a parliamentary report found it did not comprehend the scale of the threat.    Key points: The Bureau of Meteorology has defended its role in the 2022 flood event, arguing government and communities were … Read more

As floodwaters hurtled towards Lismore, several rain and river gauges stopped working

As floodwaters hurtled towards Lismore, several rain and river gauges stopped working

Residents living upstream from Lismore say faults in the rain and river gauge network deprived them of potentially life-saving data as a catastrophic flood hit the New South Wales Northern Rivers in February. Key points: Crucial equipment failed because it was poorly located, while key rainfall data was missed or distorted due to a lack … Read more

Flood report finds SES and Resilience NSW failed communities | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Flood report finds SES and Resilience NSW failed communities | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Flood report finds SES and Resilience NSW failed communities | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) State unprepared for NSW floods: inquiry  Mandurah Mail Parliamentary flood report finds SES and Resilience NSW failed Lismore, northern NSW communities  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News

Parliamentary flood report finds SES and Resilience NSW failed Lismore, northern NSW communities

Parliamentary flood report finds SES and Resilience NSW failed Lismore, northern NSW communities

A parliamentary inquiry has found the government agencies in charge of preparing for and responding to major flooding in New South Wales this year failed affected communities. Key points: A NSW parliamentary committee has found lead agencies failed to warn and protect communities It is recommending the SES restructure to harness local knowledge, and that Resilience NSW be … Read more

Lismore Mayor frustrated over flood report delay as media leaks show $3b recovery expense

Lismore Mayor frustrated over flood report delay as media leaks show b recovery expense

The Mayor of Lismore in northern NSW has urged the state government to release a flood inquiry report after hearing unconfirmed leaks from the media and nothing from the government.  The ABC understands the state government has received a $3 billion recovery cost estimate within the findings of a 700-page independent flood report it commissioned to investigate the preparation for, … Read more