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:
- you were a property owner or tenant in an LGA impacted by the:
- you had man-made debris that had washed or moved onto your land as a direct result of the storm and flood event
- the debris was large or hazardous
- your property was easily accessible by land (rather than by water)
- Asbestos: asbestos containing materials (10m2 or 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
- 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.