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

Mark Streten
Dannielle Green
David Kent
Matt Reynolds
Joyce Skinner
Evelyn Sinton
Madeleine Green
phoebe havyatt
Sharne Warren
Julie Cooper
Drewin Bodman

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  • Mark Streten
    signed 2023-09-29 16:18:20 +1000
  • Dannielle Green
    signed 2023-09-29 16:06:47 +1000
  • David Kent
    signed 2023-09-29 16:02:17 +1000
  • Matt Reynolds
    signed 2023-09-29 15:50:36 +1000
    Please support flood victims with adequate funding by delivering on pledges to do so.
  • Joyce Skinner
    signed via 2023-09-29 15:36:11 +1000
  • Evelyn Sinton
    signed 2023-09-29 15:31:53 +1000
  • Madeleine Green
    signed 2023-09-29 15:31:30 +1000
  • phoebe havyatt
    signed 2023-09-29 15:30:39 +1000
  • Sharne Warren
    signed 2023-09-29 15:29:50 +1000
    You can give 100 million to WHO but not to people who need it now.
  • Julie Cooper
    signed 2023-09-29 15:28:52 +1000
  • Drewin Bodman
    signed 2023-09-29 15:27:26 +1000