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

George Weiss
Ellen Taylor
Bev Burnham
John McWhinney
Rose Mckinley
Parissa Bouas
Serena Dolinska
Rick Coles
Mike Delaney
Jacqueline Marks
Ellen White
monika ueltschi
Robyn Hooper
Gabrielle Mogck
Neil Sturrock
Antony Heath
Gary Lawrance
Christine Becroft
Sheila Addison
moyna reay
Veena Varun Prasath
Mike Greenslade
Varun Prasath
Robin Humphrey
Peter Mouatt
Don Mckinnon
Meg Pickup
Rick Andrewartha
Letinya Change
Kerry Andrewartha

Will you sign?


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  • George Weiss
    signed 2023-09-29 18:03:11 +1000
  • Ellen Taylor
    signed 2023-09-29 18:00:07 +1000
    Why do people have to suffer all the time because they the politicians can’t keep their promises
  • Bev Burnham
    signed 2023-09-29 17:58:40 +1000
    People are living in their cars and tents, waiting for the financial assistance which was promised.
  • John McWhinney
    signed 2023-09-29 17:58:04 +1000
  • Rose Mckinley
    signed 2023-09-29 17:52:02 +1000
    If a Labor Government don’t look after the needy who will?
  • Parissa Bouas
    signed 2023-09-29 17:52:02 +1000
    We are beyond disappointed
  • Serena Dolinska
    signed 2023-09-29 17:49:57 +1000
  • Rick Coles
    signed 2023-09-29 17:49:34 +1000
    I’m a Tradie that renovates houses and I’ve been out of work for 2 weeks. Scratching for some work. This is bizarre.
  • Mike Delaney
    signed 2023-09-29 17:47:55 +1000
  • Jacqueline Marks
    signed 2023-09-29 17:47:28 +1000
  • Ellen White
    signed 2023-09-29 17:46:52 +1000
    Why am I getting the feeling there has been no change in the corporations pulling the purse strings of governmnet
  • monika ueltschi
    signed 2023-09-29 17:43:40 +1000
  • Robyn Hooper
    signed 2023-09-29 17:40:01 +1000
  • Gabrielle Mogck
    signed 2023-09-29 17:37:28 +1000
  • Neil Sturrock
    signed 2023-09-29 17:37:16 +1000
    Rediculous look after flood victims
  • Antony Heath
    signed 2023-09-29 17:36:25 +1000
  • Gary Lawrance
    signed 2023-09-29 17:35:21 +1000
  • Christine Becroft
    signed 2023-09-29 17:34:07 +1000
  • Sheila Addison
    signed 2023-09-29 17:31:29 +1000
  • moyna reay
    signed 2023-09-29 17:26:42 +1000
  • Veena Varun Prasath
    signed 2023-09-29 17:25:05 +1000
  • Mike Greenslade
    signed 2023-09-29 17:24:15 +1000
  • Varun Prasath
    signed 2023-09-29 17:24:04 +1000
  • Robin Humphrey
    signed 2023-09-29 17:21:32 +1000
  • Peter Mouatt
    signed 2023-09-29 17:21:20 +1000
  • Don Mckinnon
    signed 2023-09-29 17:18:55 +1000
  • Meg Pickup
    signed 2023-09-29 17:15:57 +1000
  • Rick Andrewartha
    signed 2023-09-29 17:15:32 +1000
  • Letinya Change
    signed 2023-09-29 17:14:35 +1000
    I’d prefer recovery for flood victims and rebuilding communities from their roots source people’s homes are the foundation of stability and future goal achievements and has a knock on effect I’d prefer to fund these people than funding fossil fuel anything
  • Kerry Andrewartha
    signed 2023-09-29 17:14:07 +1000