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

Katen Neubauer
Ian Wood
Dale Sweeny
Jennifer Barron
John Davidson
Evie Goldstein
Jonathan Woodward-Borland
Sarah Woodward
Cheryl Winkler
Avital Sheffer
Gavin Imhof
Malcolm Robins
melissa sanders
Daniel Berg
kay walters
Anna Mackney
Jennifer Jenkins-Flint
Edward Burke
Ross Glover
Cheryl Egan
Veda Turner
Alison Roots
Barbara Elliott
Martin Watts
Leigh Skelsey
Jennifer Gray
Michael Trevaskis
Lorraine Melanson
Lesley Ritchie
Nancy Casson

Will you sign?


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  • Katen Neubauer
    signed 2023-09-29 22:04:29 +1000
  • Ian Wood
    signed 2023-09-29 21:58:05 +1000
  • Dale Sweeny
    signed 2023-09-29 21:56:17 +1000
  • Jennifer Barron
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  • John Davidson
    signed 2023-09-29 21:47:56 +1000
  • Evie Goldstein
    signed 2023-09-29 21:41:44 +1000
  • Jonathan Woodward-Borland
    signed via 2023-09-29 21:37:55 +1000
    Lived in Lismore for 6 yrs. Have travelled to see the devastation in the northern Rivers and have many friends still there. The morale is terrible and no-one knows what they are going to do. They were all waiting to see what the Govt would do to help. Broken promises to a broken community.
  • Sarah Woodward
    signed 2023-09-29 21:28:55 +1000
  • Cheryl Winkler
    signed 2023-09-29 21:17:25 +1000
  • Avital Sheffer
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  • Gavin Imhof
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  • Malcolm Robins
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  • Jennifer Jenkins-Flint
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  • Ross Glover
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  • Cheryl Egan
    signed 2023-09-29 19:52:03 +1000
  • Veda Turner
    signed 2023-09-29 19:46:41 +1000
    Get moving PROPERLY on promised Flood Relief
  • Alison Roots
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  • Barbara Elliott
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  • Martin Watts
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  • Leigh Skelsey
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  • Lorraine Melanson
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  • Nancy Casson
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