Recently a special issue of the Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth Systems Science (JSHESS) was published that focuses on the Eastern Seaboard Climate Change Initiative (ESCCI) East Coast Low (ECL) projects (http://climatechange.environment.nsw.gov.au/Impacts-of-climate-change/East-Coast-Lows/Eastern-Seaboard-Climate-Change-Initiative).
Danielle Verdon-Kidd and her colleagues look back at the Pasha Bulker storm and reflect on the scale of the impacts, as well as issues for future flood planning, such as improved education about the dangers of entering floodwaters.
ESCCI is a government/industry/ARC funded program that the Newcastle University has been involved in since ~2010. As such there are 4 papers (attached) in this ESCCI special issue that are led by researchers from UON, who worked mostly on ESCCI-ECL Project 5 which focuses on the relationship between ECLS and water security along the heavily populated eastern seaboard of Australia.
The work in the Special Issue is summarised in this Conversation article which also came out recently: https://theconversation.com/nine-years-after-the-pasha-bulker-storm-were-finally-getting-a-handle-on-east-coast-lows-63510.
The program is funded through the NSW Environmental Trust, the partner organisations, the NSW Department of Finance and Services, Hunter Water Corporation and was supported under an Australian Research Council’s Linkage Project.