Many residential rural areas such as Lismore have been susceptible to flooding for decades.
Filled with significant populations, these communities have had to deal with even bigger and more dangerous floods, such as the February floods that happened in NSW earlier this year.
The situation is so dire, that two academic professors have suggested that communities such as Lismore consider moving away from floodplains, as they are no longer flood proof.
Produced By: Andrew Herlinger
Featured In Story: Adjunct Professor Barbara Rugendyke, Faculty of Business, Law and Arts, Southern Cross University
First aired on The Wire, Friday 12 August 2022