Current Recovery Efforts

Request clean-up of flood debris on private land program

The Commonwealth and NSW Governments are jointly providing a clean-up program for eligible flood-affected private landowners and tenants. This program is being managed by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

The program includes assistance for the clean-up of eligible large or hazardous man-made debris on private land across flood-affected communities assisting those landowners that do not have the skills, capacity, specialist equipment or financial means to remove large or hazardous man-made debris.

The EPA is working with Service NSW so that the community can apply for support under this program through the Service NSW website.


Information for residents with flood-damaged household items

Following recent severe weather and flooding the NSW Government have declared the event a Natural Disaster across a number of Local Government Areas including Sutherland.  

The NSW EPA have waived the levy on all flood-damaged household items. Residents can now take material to Cleanaway Lucas Heights Resource Recovery Park for disposal. 

Cleanaway will verify residents’ addresses and the damaged goods being disposed of. A gate rate still applies, but NSW EPA has waived the levy from the price of disposal.  

Check Cleanaway Lucas Heights Resource Recovery Park for location and opening hours.

Recovery Centres

A Recovery Centre offers more than just support in applying for financial assistance, it’s also a place where affected people can share their concerns with people who understand what you’re going through.

There’s support for your immediate needs as well as information and advice about all the programs that are available from the government, charities and local support services.

Recovery Centre staff are able help you get application processes started and answer questions about your circumstances.

There’s support for individuals, businesses and landholders. And ongoing help is available over the phone.

Agencies and services at a centre may include local Council, Disaster Welfare, small business, Red Cross, NSW Health, Legal Aid, Fair Trading, Salvation Army, chaplains and insurers.