The flood events of February and May 2022 had a significant effect on the Ipswich community and continue to do so.

We want to hear from, and understand, the views of people in our community who were affected by these flood events.

There are many ways our community can be supported to be ready for flooding events.

The experiences of those affected by flood events provide valuable insight for preparation, response and recovery from future floods.

Listening Tour - hearing your experiences

Council will hold four face to face events about community experiences of the 2022 flood events. Please keep an eye on this page for updates.

On 21 April 2022 Ipswich City Council resolved that council undertake a review of the 2022 flood event, including public participation and submissions, by:

  • Publishing a Flood Review 2022, including preparation, planning, the emergency response, and communications effectiveness.
  • Conduct public forums and seek residents’ feedback on all aspects of the flood event, including, but not limited to, preparation, emergency response, post-event response, and future flood mitigation measures.
  • That submissions and public hearings be made public, except where privacy or operational sensitivity requires confidentiality, in the interests of transparency.
  • Develop a final report and plan of action for council's consideration, including suggested actions for all levels of government, before the December 2022 Ordinary Council meeting.
  • Provide insight and assurance as to council’s and other entities’ capacity and capability to respond to flood events
  • Provide an opportunity for you to provide input and feedback to feel valued and heard
  • Provide insight into community resilience, and expectations regarding disaster and flood events.
  • Educate and inform the community and stakeholders about disaster management systems and personal preparedness.