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

Tracie Hendriks
Andrew Paice
Brian Springfield
John Cobban
Tom Milledge
Christine Jinga
Gabrielle O'Shannessy
Terence Ryan
Carl Taylor
Torin O'Connell
Colleen Trease,
Elizabeth Honey
Will Black
Luke Jaaniste
Ella Rose Goninan
Ian Herscovitch
Sally Dudley
Melissa Winkler-Dunn
Karen Bernays
Robert Rye
Larry Westbrook
Steve Bruce
Julie Ryan
Rick Cubis
James Cruz
Ingrid Loewy
Jenni Hamnett
Susie Heardef
Arlee Bryant

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  • Tracie Hendriks
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  • Christine Jinga
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    It is heart breaking to know that so little has been done to ameliorate the devastating effects that fossil fuel effects are having on communities around Australia. With many friends in the Lismore area I am aware of the trauma, suffering and uncertainty so many are still facing.
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    When a government and its members make a promise or a commitment to fund a need, the electors presume they have the money ready to deliver that spend. If they haven’t got the money then they must be incompetent or they’ve lied and deceitful people are not worthy to be representing the people.

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