Private Land Flood Debris Clean-Up Program

MRA Consulting Group project managed the, now concluded, NSW EPA Project for the clean-up of flood debris on private land and supported the community and environment to recover by cleaning up flood debris in affected local governments in NSW.

The Commonwealth and NSW Governments jointly provided a clean-up program for flood-affected private landowners and tenants. The program, which concluded in June 2023, was delivered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) with MRA Consulting Group managing applications lodged through Service NSW.

The Program was available to remove large and/or hazardous items from private landholders within the declared local government disaster areas from the March 2021 storms and floods, February 2022 severe weather and floods and the June–July 2022 storms and flooding.

All applications were lodged online via Service NSW.


Support was available if:

Eligible items

  • Asbestos: asbestos containing materials (10mor more of bonded asbestos)
  • Cement: cladding, sheeting, cement mix, concrete, bitumen
  • Chemicals (more than 20 litres or 20 kilograms): household chemicals, hospital chemicals, industrial chemicals, pesticides, other chemicals
  • Engineered timber: treated timber, posts, engineered logs
  • Fencing: fence posts, fence wire, metal fencing, other wiring
  • Fuel (more than 20 litres or 20 kilograms): gas bottles, jerry cans, citronella, petroleum, diesel, other fuels
  • Furniture: couches, tables
  • Mattresses: springs, bed frames
  • Metal: metal posts and wiring, metal sheeting, machinery, shipping containers, vehicles (if uninsured) 
  • Oil (more than 20 litres or 20 kilograms): lubricants
  • Paint (more than 20 litres)
  • Plastic: rigid plastic, plastic tubs
  • Silage bales that are whole and intact or ruptured
  • Whitegoods.

Ineligible items

  • Flood-damaged property or contents that were unmoved by the flood event/s
  • Leaves, driftwood, trees, aquatic weeds, branches, straw bales, soil, sand, creek pebbles and stones, roots, grass
  • Insured vehicles
  • Silage with small volumes of plastic attached or minimal plastic (less than 50% of whole bale covered)
  • Wildlife carcasses: kangaroos, birds, possums, foxes, feral pigs, rodents, other wildlife.
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