Fully Fund The Flood Recovery


It’s been nearly two years months since the floods, and thousands of people across the Northern Rivers region are still waiting for the buybacks, retrofits and raises that their flood-ravaged homes need.

Last year, the NSW government promised 6000 buybacks, retrofits and raises to our region in the aftermath of the devastating floods. $1.5 million in spending on the Resilient Homes Program was required to deliver on this promise, but less than half of that was delivered in the first tranche of funding last October.

Our community has repeatedly been promised that a second tranche of funding would be delivered for the 75% of flood victims who missed out from Tranche 1 of funding - but 18 months on, and we’re still waiting.

The Premier has committed to delivering this funding and supplying the 6000 buybacks, retrofits and raises that they were promised. But Labor’s 2023 budget only delivered an eighth of the additional funding required to make this happen.

What’s more, the federal Labor government made no additional contribution to a second tranche of funding for the Resilient Homes Program.


Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens spokesperson for Disaster Relief, is joining the community’s calls for the state and federal Labor governments to:

  • commit the additional $700m in funding for the Resilient Homes Program before the two-year flood anniversary
  • communicate clear timelines for the delivery of 2000 buybacks, 2000 retrofits and 2000 house-raises as promised by the NRRC, and
  • ensure better transparency from the Reconstruction Authority and prioritise community control of disaster recovery going forward.


We’re aiming to get as many signatures as we can before the two-year anniversary on February 28th so we can pressure Labor to deliver.

Flood survivors shouldn’t be forced to enter a third year of having to continue living in hope for support that may never arrive. The federal and state Labor governments need to step up.


Who's signing

jane maxwell
Rachel Quilty
Malcolm McLeod
Cheryl Tyler
Simon Langford
Bev Melverton
Bev Melverton
Louise Gordon
Jenny Leunig
Simon Chate
christine schliebs
Paul Towney
Stephanie Hughes
Angus Locker
Margaret Seydel
Kathryn Reid
Ann Jarman
Raine Sharpe
Helen Parker
Steve Lamb
Duncan Dey
Paul Stephen
Gail Mensinga
Katrina Shields
Susan Fell
Jacob Miller
nat brauns
Heidi Jones
Stephanie Britton
Melissa Barrass

Will you sign?

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  • jane maxwell
    signed 2024-03-19 22:06:06 +1100
    come on pollies get it together
  • Rachel Quilty
    signed 2024-02-13 14:44:24 +1100
    Safe & secure independent Housing solutions must be prioritised
  • Malcolm McLeod
    signed 2024-02-13 09:13:08 +1100
    It’s a disgrace how so much was promised in front of media & so little actually happened
  • Cheryl Tyler
    signed 2024-02-12 21:11:23 +1100
  • Simon Langford
    signed 2024-02-12 16:05:54 +1100
  • Bev Melverton
    signed 2024-02-12 15:56:00 +1100
  • Bev Melverton
    signed 2024-02-12 15:54:43 +1100
  • Louise Gordon
    signed 2024-02-12 15:37:19 +1100
  • Jenny Leunig
    signed 2024-02-12 15:26:08 +1100
  • Simon Chate
    signed 2024-02-11 23:52:16 +1100
  • christine schliebs
    signed 2024-01-15 08:19:11 +1100
  • Paul Towney
    signed 2024-01-07 07:20:13 +1100
    I never began any housing remediation demolition works as only indigenous licensed flood recovery govt pre qualified contractor in nsw that employs local Bundjalung community members especially those from cabbage tree Island remote indigenous community
  • Stephanie Hughes
    signed 2024-01-05 13:51:26 +1100
  • Angus Locker
    signed 2023-12-15 19:31:33 +1100
  • Margaret Seydel
    signed 2023-12-15 09:30:38 +1100
    It’s taking too long

  • Kathryn Reid
    signed 2023-12-13 06:56:13 +1100
  • Ann Jarman
    signed via 2023-12-12 14:15:31 +1100
    Please fund the recovery
  • Raine Sharpe
    signed 2023-12-12 10:45:55 +1100
  • Helen Parker
    signed 2023-12-12 09:49:03 +1100
  • Steve Lamb
    signed 2023-12-12 09:46:30 +1100
  • Duncan Dey
    signed 2023-12-12 09:24:36 +1100
  • Paul Stephen
    signed 2023-12-12 09:14:16 +1100
  • Gail Mensinga
    signed 2023-12-12 08:53:49 +1100
    To leave displaced & traumatised citizens without a recovery plan and reliable dependable options to move forward is a disgracefully inadequate response by Government to its citizens.up to date figures show 5,375 households are still in limbo. Federal Labor must step up & meet their commitments.
  • Katrina Shields
    signed 2023-12-12 08:30:12 +1100
  • Susan Fell
    signed 2023-12-12 07:25:29 +1100
  • Jacob Miller
    signed 2023-12-11 13:08:27 +1100
  • nat brauns
    signed 2023-12-05 10:03:07 +1100
  • Heidi Jones
    signed 2023-12-04 03:55:45 +1100
  • Stephanie Britton
    signed 2023-12-01 16:00:40 +1100
    After all this time, State and Federal Labor are still not stepping up with suitable tunding for homes and refits for flood victims in our region. This is appalling. They must make good on their promises
  • Melissa Barrass
    signed 2023-11-29 19:24:57 +1100