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

Jane McGregor
Nessy Allen
Glen Philpott
yvonne jessup
Gary Moloney
Judy Rees
Peter Bee
Steve Wheatley
Rita Fessler
Caroline Sévilla
Caroline Sévilla
Robert Tilley
D'Arcy Mayo
Annette Watson
Diana De Vries
Andy Laidlaw
Dave Tyrrell
Christine Smith
Michael Hogg
Rachael Le Busque
Beverley Crossley
David Brown
Diana Sharpe
Judy Schneider
Wardell Core
Peter Tanner
Aiden Gentle
Darren Lohman
Ruth Kirby
Mary Webb

Will you sign?

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  • Jane McGregor
    signed 2023-11-24 19:29:37 +1100
  • Nessy Allen
    signed 2023-11-24 19:20:18 +1100
  • Glen Philpott
    signed 2023-11-24 19:18:30 +1100
  • yvonne jessup
    signed 2023-11-24 18:59:00 +1100
  • Gary Moloney
    signed 2023-11-24 18:55:54 +1100
  • Judy Rees
    signed 2023-11-24 18:45:52 +1100
  • Peter Bee
    signed 2023-11-24 18:45:12 +1100
  • Steve Wheatley
    signed 2023-11-24 18:41:28 +1100
  • Rita Fessler
    signed 2023-11-24 18:32:46 +1100
  • Caroline Sévilla
    signed 2023-11-24 18:32:25 +1100
  • Caroline Sévilla
    signed 2023-11-24 18:32:25 +1100
  • Robert Tilley
    signed 2023-11-24 18:20:06 +1100
    The Government can spend billions on spaghetti roads yet will not help victims of man made climate disasters. Beggars belief!
  • D'Arcy Mayo
    signed 2023-11-24 18:18:48 +1100
  • Annette Watson
    signed 2023-11-24 18:15:54 +1100
  • Diana De Vries
    signed 2023-11-24 18:11:32 +1100
  • Andy Laidlaw
    signed 2023-11-24 18:02:04 +1100
    This HAS to happen
  • Dave Tyrrell
    signed 2023-11-24 18:01:21 +1100
  • Christine Smith
    signed 2023-11-24 18:00:56 +1100
    I flooded and raised my house, based on the promise I would receive the grant.

    Have used all my savings and superannuation. And appreciate all the good work Tamara and others are doing for us .
  • Michael Hogg
    signed 2023-11-24 18:00:50 +1100
  • Rachael Le Busque
    signed 2023-11-24 17:59:25 +1100
  • Beverley Crossley
    signed 2023-11-24 17:55:59 +1100
    Lismore and other locations, need much more funding to recover from unprecedented flooding
  • David Brown
    signed 2023-11-24 17:51:32 +1100
  • Diana Sharpe
    signed 2023-11-24 17:51:28 +1100
  • Judy Schneider
    signed 2023-11-24 17:49:36 +1100
  • Wardell Core
    signed 2023-11-21 18:05:11 +1100
    Failing to uphold commitments has left people not only in limbo but in lingering psychosocial harm. It continues to have severe impacts on peoples health and mental health. We need this critical investment fulfilled not only to avoid enduring the legacy of long term disaster recovery, but to ensure our region is prepared for a future of more intense, regular and catastrophic natural disasters.
  • Peter Tanner
    signed 2023-11-17 16:15:13 +1100
  • Aiden Gentle
    signed 2023-11-15 20:40:44 +1100
    We already have to deal with broken homes and lives and now we have to deal with broken promises.
  • Darren Lohman
    signed 2023-11-15 15:34:26 +1100
    The government keeps giving money to country oversea and forgets its own back yard
  • Ruth Kirby
    signed 2023-11-15 14:17:46 +1100
  • Mary Webb
    signed 2023-11-14 15:37:42 +1100