Current Stage of Case
On 29 November 2019, the Supreme Court of New South Wales found that the claim for negligence, brought by the representative plaintiff against each of the defendants, was proven.
View the Supreme Court Judgment here.
On 26 February 2021, a conditional settlement was reached with two of the defendants, the State of Queensland and SunWater, for $440m. This covers 50 per cent of the liability (as determined by the Court of first instance) for the damage suffered
by group members in the class action. The settlement is subject to a deed of settlement and approval by the Supreme Court. A notice to group members approved by the Court can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
2011 QUEENSLAND FLOODS CLASS ACTION NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT
The other defendant, Seqwater, is not part of the settlement. The appeal proceedings involving Seqwater will continue.