Lismore City Council will receive a NSW Government payment $86,000 to cover the cost of restoring essential council assets following the January 2012 floods.

Member for Lismore Thomas George, said the Government had approved the payment after an application for assistance under the State’s natural disaster relief program.

“Flooding caused significant damage across the region, with council clearing debris and repairing damaged assets throughout the area,” Mr George said.

“Council is entitled to claim for assistance following a declared natural disaster in their local government area, and they are reimbursed once all of the works have been carried out.”

Mr George said this would relieve the community of some of the costs associated with the severe weather event.

“The flooding caused extensive damage to a number of council assets, particularly our recreational facilities and drainage channels,” Mr George said.

“The payment went towards restoration costs associated with Dungarubba Park boat ramp, and the platypus observation deck at Tucki Tucki Reserve.

“It will also assist with the restoration of car parks, drainage channels and internal roads at Riverside Park and Holmes Park.

“This grant also covers the total cost of clean-up for emergency works.”

Mr George said 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.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.