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

Neil Denison
Robert Phelps
Jennifer Fitzgerald
Dani S
Annie Zawada
Garry Packham
Deni McKenzie
Annabelle Sinclair
Robert Hawke20
Rebecca McNaught
Richard Long
maria malta
Neville Watson
Martha Bakhtiari
Juliette Sizer
Jess Moore
Barry Kerwand
Kaye Bonato
Patricia Packham
Julie Salmon
Michael Powell
Vivien Royston
John Courcier
Lindy Stacker
Rhonda Green
Anthony Shadie
Martin Thrower
Daniel O'Sullivan
Jennifer Parenteau
Anara Carroll

Will you sign?

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  • Neil Denison
    signed 2023-09-30 11:31:22 +1000
  • Robert Phelps
    signed 2023-09-30 10:56:07 +1000
  • Jennifer Fitzgerald
    signed 2023-09-30 10:39:28 +1000
  • Dani S
    signed 2023-09-30 10:36:32 +1000
  • Annie Zawada
    signed 2023-09-30 10:31:30 +1000
    My mother in Mullumbimby, a pensioner, can’t afford to raise her house and now risks being flooded again, she will be forced to move out of her community.
  • Garry Packham
    signed 2023-09-30 09:54:07 +1000
  • Deni McKenzie
    signed 2023-09-30 09:47:09 +1000
  • Annabelle Sinclair
    signed 2023-09-30 09:34:19 +1000
  • Robert Hawke20
    signed 2023-09-30 09:30:06 +1000
  • Rebecca McNaught
    signed 2023-09-30 09:17:25 +1000
  • Richard Long
    signed 2023-09-30 09:10:45 +1000
  • maria malta
    signed 2023-09-30 08:48:34 +1000
  • Neville Watson
    signed 2023-09-30 08:42:56 +1000
  • Martha Bakhtiari
    signed 2023-09-30 08:41:29 +1000
  • Juliette Sizer
    signed 2023-09-30 08:36:38 +1000
  • Jess Moore
    signed 2023-09-30 08:23:56 +1000
  • Barry Kerwand
    signed 2023-09-30 08:20:45 +1000
    My daughter was a victim of the flood and in need of some assistance. Her home is still not rectified.
  • Kaye Bonato
    signed 2023-09-30 08:16:04 +1000
    What a way to treat the poor people
  • Patricia Packham
    signed 2023-09-30 08:09:32 +1000
    This lack of funding is just soo unfair
  • Julie Salmon
    signed 2023-09-30 08:09:26 +1000
  • Michael Powell
    signed 2023-09-30 08:02:04 +1000
    This situation highlights the difference between the Greens and the ALP, whose past idealism and partial dedication to progressive and humane political ideas has been buried under cynical and brutal short- term “pragmatism”.

    The welfare of ordinary people and the pursuit of a decent society with a secure future should be the first concern of Government.
  • Vivien Royston
    signed 2023-09-30 07:57:42 +1000
    I need assistance with house raising. The water was 1.8m high in my property during the February’22 flooding.
  • John Courcier
    signed 2023-09-30 07:52:45 +1000
  • Lindy Stacker
    signed 2023-09-30 07:50:59 +1000
    Deliver all the flood recovery money you promised
  • Rhonda Green
    signed 2023-09-30 07:41:20 +1000
  • Anthony Shadie
    signed 2023-09-30 07:41:07 +1000
    It will only compound with the next climate driven disaster.

    Help those who need help now – clear the deck.
  • Martin Thrower
    signed 2023-09-30 07:29:25 +1000
  • Daniel O'Sullivan
    signed 2023-09-30 07:26:04 +1000
  • Jennifer Parenteau
    signed 2023-09-30 07:22:45 +1000
  • Anara Carroll
    signed 2023-09-30 07:21:57 +1000