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

Arlee Bryant
Ilona Renwick
Michelle Popple
Esther Zellweger
Janet Ellis
Sandy Thompson
angela davison
Angela Winkler
Zena Davies
Suzanne Thwaites
Suzanne Cory
Mat Bridges
Stefan Tober
Janette Hartley
Lynn Burdon
Warren Gorton
Rik Whitehead
Kate Gittins
Neville Newton
Margaret Jukes
Isaac Shapiro
Kate Petty
Garth Vockler
Devina Maxwell
Noelle Maxwell
Eira Battaglia
Allira Cornell
Anne Mulholland
Jon Blake
Robin Raine

Will you sign?

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  • Arlee Bryant
    signed 2023-10-01 11:43:42 +1100
  • Ilona Renwick
    signed 2023-10-01 11:32:17 +1100
  • Michelle Popple
    signed 2023-10-01 11:27:21 +1100
  • Esther Zellweger
    signed 2023-10-01 10:45:46 +1100
  • Janet Ellis
    signed 2023-10-01 09:29:43 +1100
  • Sandy Thompson
    signed 2023-09-30 18:05:24 +1000
  • angela davison
    signed 2023-09-30 17:58:11 +1000
  • Angela Winkler
    signed via 2023-09-30 17:56:00 +1000
  • Zena Davies
    signed 2023-09-30 17:43:41 +1000
  • Suzanne Thwaites
    signed 2023-09-30 17:41:01 +1000
    Assistance begins at HOME!
  • Suzanne Cory
    signed via 2023-09-30 16:51:22 +1000
  • Mat Bridges
    signed 2023-09-30 16:42:17 +1000
  • Stefan Tober
    signed 2023-09-30 16:12:15 +1000
  • Janette Hartley
    signed 2023-09-30 15:26:11 +1000
    We deserve better, even if we don’t live in Sydney
  • Lynn Burdon
    signed 2023-09-30 15:04:40 +1000
  • Warren Gorton
    signed 2023-09-30 14:59:42 +1000
  • Rik Whitehead
    signed 2023-09-30 14:58:35 +1000
  • Kate Gittins
    signed 2023-09-30 14:38:37 +1000
  • Neville Newton
    signed 2023-09-30 14:34:20 +1000
    Need the government to honour their promise to provide funds for the house raising
  • Margaret Jukes
    signed 2023-09-30 14:16:18 +1000
    Please help those who are still suffering as they feel they have been forgotten and are living in limbo.
  • Isaac Shapiro
    signed 2023-09-30 14:16:05 +1000
    Keep your promises. Peoples lives depend on that
  • Kate Petty
    signed 2023-09-30 13:32:50 +1000
  • Garth Vockler
    signed 2023-09-30 13:32:27 +1000
    All Governments pay up! honour your promises to the Northern rivers region.
  • Devina Maxwell
    signed 2023-09-30 13:23:34 +1000
  • Noelle Maxwell
    signed 2023-09-30 13:20:12 +1000
    We’re not asking you to change the program but rather to honour your initial words in which the community trusted that you would help us the flooded to become more resilient with house raise or retrofitting
  • Eira Battaglia
    signed 2023-09-30 12:40:44 +1000
    Sadly this Labour government is proving to be no better than the LNP! Campaigned on GKP and protecting the environment and stopping logging, all gone back on those promises. Whilst the government save money on providing homes for those affected by the floods, they keep spending up big on less worthy issues.
  • Allira Cornell
    signed 2023-09-30 12:38:21 +1000
  • Anne Mulholland
    signed 2023-09-30 12:34:59 +1000
  • Jon Blake
    signed 2023-09-30 12:26:23 +1000
  • Robin Raine
    signed 2023-09-30 11:49:47 +1000