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The closing date for submissions to a statutory review into the NSW Reconstruction Authority Act 2022 has been extended until Monday, 17 June.

The NSW Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on the NSW Reconstruction Authority announced the extension last week, saying

It was responsible for assessing whether the Act’s policy objectives were still valid and if its terms remained ‘appropriate to meet those objectives’.

The Act establishes the Reconstruction Authority as NSW’s ‘permanent state-wide agency dedicated to disaster preparedness, recovery and reconstruction’, a media release read.

Labor Member for Cessnock and Committee Chair Clayton Barr said the government owed it to the people of NSW that both the Act and the Authority were fit for purpose.

‘In undertaking the review of the Act, the committee would like to hear from those members of the community, local councils and other organisations who have engaged with the Authority,’ Mr Barr said.

More information about the committee and the review of the Act, including the terms of reference, and how to make a submission, was available at the committee’s website here.

The Reconstruction Authority has received criticism from community groups on the Northern Rivers for failing to meet disaster recovery housing targets announced under the former coalition government.


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