NSW GOVERNMENT GIVES TWEED COUNCIL $120,000 FOR FLOOD PLANNING
The NSW Government has allocated $120,000 to help Tweed Shire Council with floodplain management, local Nationals MPs Thomas George and Geoff Provest have announced.
“There is $60,000 each for the Coastal Creeks Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan and the Tweed Valley Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan,” they said.
Mr Provest said with Tweed suffering heavy and costly flooding in recent years it was important for the Government to help mitigate the damage.
“It is estimate that flooding costs NSW $200 million a year,” Mr Provest said.”
Thomas George, whose Lismore electorate includes Murwillumbah and Tweed hinterland villages, said the Government was delivering more than $24 million of such assistance to 101 councils across the state.
“Fortunately Murwillumbah has the flood levee but floods are still highly disruptive in the region”, Mr George said.