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The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) is hosting a free industry conference to provide insight into the works required to rebuild the region, following the February–March 2022 floods.

The event will be on Thursday April 27 at Twin Towns, Tweed Heads, with a time to be confirmed.

Organisers say, ‘Figures released by the Insurance Council of Australia estimate the costs and scale of the damage to homes, business and infrastructure caused by the floods at more than $5.56 billion, the largest in Australian history. In addition, there was already a pre-flood infrastructure pipeline of $3.5 billion in the Northern Rivers’.

Connecting industry to local councils 

NRRC Chief Executive, David Witherdin, says, ‘The primary aim of the conference is to connect trades and industry with local councils and state government and get the rebuild underway. The scope and magnitude of the work is significant’. 

‘We need local industry and trades to be part of building-back-better and I’m keen to see many small, medium and large businesses involved’.

‘The conference provides an opportunity to meet and speak with the key procuring agencies involved in the reconstruction, including NSW state agencies and local councils and will cover the pipeline of work, including the Resilient Homes Program and public infrastructure pipeline.

‘There will be sessions on resilient rebuilding, procurement and diversity strategies to increase the workforce, capability uplifts, business and material innovation and more’.

To register, email [email protected] or phone 02 9524 3087.


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