LISMORE CITY COUNCIL FLOOD CLEAN-UP GRANT APPROVED
The NSW Government has today announced $86,000 in financial assistance for Lismore City Council to help cover the costs of assets damaged by floods in January 2012.
Lismore City Council was declared a natural disaster area, which triggered the government assistance package, which includes funding to assist Council with the cost of clean-up and repairs to infrastructure.
Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance and Member for Lismore Thomas George said that the grant would cover the cost of repairs across the shire.
“The repair works have been assessed against NSW Treasury guidelines and eligible repair works amounting to $86,000 have been approved,” Mr Constance said.
Mr George thanked the NSW Government for their assistance and said that Lismore City Council was fortunate to escape most of the damaging floods. “Nevertheless, the community welcomes the government funding to help with debris clean-up from roads, footpaths, parks and other community areas, as well as repairs to infrastructure,” Mr George said.
“Most of the emergency work involved completing repairs to car parks at ‘the Riviera’ and at Riverside Park. Bollards and signs at the park also had to be erected after the storms demolished them.”
The NSW Government's Natural Disaster Relief Assistance Program provides financial assistance to local governments for the restoration of eligible council assets damaged by declared natural disasters.
In the past three financial years, more than $37 million in NSW Government grants have been made to councils to cover the costs of emergency works and damage to council-owned assets across the State.
This is in addition to the financial assistance administered by the Roads and Maritime Services for damage to council roads and bridges.