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

Bobby Henry
Viren Goundrie
Kerrie Butler
Ross Butler
Robert Smark
Asri Balshaw
ross urwin
Kerry Storton
Angela Biasion
Stephen Hale
Darren Williams
Carl Mullin
Denise Gough
Luciana Bowen
Stuart Eadie
Eden Blennerhassett
Delhove Blennerhassett
Rhonda Blennerhassett
Sonia Laverty
Nikki Malone
Jen Coughran
Christine Smedley
Rosemary Rath
Ian Kingston
Marlene Crompton
Jo Merley
Elon Rosen
Alison Crook AO
Hilary McPherson
Megan Wynne-Jones

Will you sign?

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  • Bobby Henry
    signed 2023-10-06 20:48:09 +1100
  • Viren Goundrie
    signed 2023-10-06 14:46:31 +1100
    Please keep your promise to help make our community safe into the future.
  • Kerrie Butler
    signed 2023-10-06 14:24:10 +1100
  • Ross Butler
    signed 2023-10-06 14:23:46 +1100
  • Robert Smark
    signed 2023-10-06 11:17:38 +1100
  • Asri Balshaw
    signed 2023-10-06 10:18:00 +1100
  • ross urwin
    signed 2023-10-05 18:21:06 +1100
    Its a crime by the Government to promise financial support and tell our community to go ahead with works related to raising our homes post flood and that we would be reimbursed and then only months later retract their offer ! How can they honestly say this will not occur again.
  • Kerry Storton
    signed 2023-10-05 14:21:14 +1100
  • Angela Biasion
    signed 2023-10-05 11:53:30 +1100
  • Stephen Hale
    signed 2023-10-05 09:40:25 +1100
    Keep your promise to the flood affected people of the Northern Rivers. People have been waiting for over 18 months now.
  • Darren Williams
    signed via 2023-10-05 07:38:24 +1100
  • Carl Mullin
    signed 2023-10-04 16:10:22 +1100
  • Denise Gough
    signed 2023-10-04 16:09:01 +1100
    Having our house raised would certainly help with the trauma of the floods and relieve our stress
  • Luciana Bowen
    signed 2023-10-04 14:49:41 +1100
  • Stuart Eadie
    signed 2023-10-04 12:11:16 +1100
  • Eden Blennerhassett
    signed 2023-10-04 11:44:21 +1100
  • Delhove Blennerhassett
    signed 2023-10-04 11:43:04 +1100
  • Rhonda Blennerhassett
    signed 2023-10-04 11:41:17 +1100
  • Sonia Laverty
    signed 2023-10-04 11:17:36 +1100
  • Nikki Malone
    signed 2023-10-04 10:42:25 +1100
  • Jen Coughran
    signed via 2023-10-04 09:40:41 +1100
  • Christine Smedley
    signed 2023-10-04 09:22:57 +1100
  • Rosemary Rath
    signed 2023-10-04 09:19:30 +1100
  • Ian Kingston
    signed 2023-10-04 08:37:49 +1100
    Another flood WILL come and we cannot cope with the disruption, despair and cost again. NSW Government MUST honour it’s promise to fund raising our house.
  • Marlene Crompton
    signed 2023-10-04 08:16:30 +1100
    House raising will save disaster
  • Jo Merley
    signed 2023-10-04 07:49:57 +1100
    Tumbulgum is still waiting. Broken promises and a village of denied claims and appeals in motion. Their flood mapping is grossly outdated but still shows eligibility, and our own lived experience was far, far worse. Tumbulgum at the confluence of two rivers has dangerous fast flowing water that hasn’t been validated for assessment and planning for decades.
  • Elon Rosen
    signed 2023-10-04 00:51:25 +1100
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  • Alison Crook AO
    signed 2023-10-03 22:34:25 +1100
  • Hilary McPherson
    signed via 2023-10-03 22:06:40 +1100
  • Megan Wynne-Jones
    signed 2023-10-03 20:43:26 +1100