This month, Infrastructure NSW and Inner Sydney Voice launched the Get Ready for Flood Social Housing Sector project in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley. This project falls under the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley Flood Risk Management Strategy which aims to reduce the risks to life, property and impacts on the community from regional floods in the valley.
Tenants living in social housing are a highly vulnerable community to the impacts of disasters and emergencies such as floods. Much of the housing stock in the valley is built in areas exposed to flooding, yet there is low flood awareness and limited coordination between services around emergency planning.
This project will develop and strengthen partnerships between local stakeholders in the social housing sector to increase the level of flood awareness and preparedness of social housing tenants in the valley. Key collaborators include community housing providers, tenants, government agencies and emergency services and local councils.
An Information Session is being held in July 2019 to brief stakeholders on floodplain risks and hazards in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley.
Please contact Josephine Zappia at Inner Sydney Voice for details of the briefing, or with any project questions including how to be involved.
Phone: (02) 9698 7690
Mob: 0411 747 194