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Flood Recovery


The North East catchment has been significantly impacted by flood events in October and November 2022. Please read this page for recovery information.


Inquiry into the 2022 Flood Event in Victoria

The Victorian Government's Environment and Planning Committee will investigate Victoria's preparedness for, and response to Victoria’s major flooding event of October 2022 (the Flood Event). The inquiry will look into the flood event as a whole and the areas affected, and consider factors such as what caused or contributed to the Flood Event; emergency services; government policy; flood mitigation strategies; the Flemington Racecourse flood wall; and the Victoria planning framework.

The Environment and Planning Committee invites submissions from individuals and organisations addressing one or more of the issues identified in the terms of reference.

The Committee prefer submissions to be made online via the e-submission form below but submissions can be accepted in a written and email format. For accessibility assistance when making a submission, please contact the Secretariat. 

Go to https://new.parliament.vic.gov.au/get-involved/inquiries/floodinquiry/submissions to make a submission.

The submission closing date is Monday, 5 June 2023.

The Committee will hold public hearings for this inquiry. The current schedule is as follows:

  • 23 August 2023, Rochester
  • 24 August 2023, Echuca
  • 13 September 2023, Shepparton
  • 14 September 2023, Seymour
  • 11 -12 October 2023, Melbourne.

More information about the public hearings, including venues and a list of witnesses will appear here as they become available.

Waterways Recovery

See this flyer for further details regarding natural disaster recovery for waterways in Victoria: Information For Landholders And Community

Please note: Catchment Management Authorities do not have a role in assessing or remediating impacts to private land (including frontages) or private assets. 

Works on Waterways Permit

Individuals who wish to undertake works to address non-emergency flood-related damage to private property or assets (e.g. debris removal or access crossings related work) need to apply for, and be issued with, a Works on Waterways Permit.

Click here for information: Works on waterways (necma.vic.gov.au)

Please be aware the North East CMA is responding to a large number of applications at this time and will endeavour to address applications as soon as possible.

If you require further information related to a Works on Waterways Permit, please telephone North East CMA on 1300216 513 or email planning@necma.vic.gov. au

Water Quality and Dissolved Oxygen Levels

Floodwaters continue to cause water quality issues in rivers and creeks across the North East catchment.

Information on water quality and dissolved oxygen levels in some waterways is now available.

There is also information on what is dissolved oxygen and how it's measured, what is blackwater, what is low-oxygen blackwater, how does low oxygen blackwater affect aquatic animals, and what we can do. Click here

Useful Links

The following links to government agencies may also be useful in flood recovery: