The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has made $50,000 available to the Lismore and Tweed councils’ flood appeals following the devastating March floods.

Member for Lismore Thomas George said he welcomed any additional funding to support the efforts of people in the community to get back on their feet.

“The community spirit in the Northern Rivers is something very special and this extra support means our current $450,000 Lismore Flood Appeal will be topped up significantly,” Mr George said.

“Our community has gone through some really hard times since these devastating floods, but the community’s generosity and willingness to donate labour and money has been remarkable,” Mr George said.

“This additional funding adds to the millions made available in Government grants and boosts the ever-growing fundraising efforts that are vital as we continue along the road to recovery.”

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the funding means the allocation of additional resources to those hardest hit.

“The Tweed Shire Council’s Mayoral Flood Appeal has cracked a phenomenal $300,000, and this extra $25,000 means more assistance for more people,” Mr Provest said.

“This additional funding will support our community collection which will assist those who are not eligible for other State and Commonwealth assistance schemes.”

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said the funding injection reflects the Government’s ongoing commitment to supporting those affected by the recent natural disaster.

“The NSW Government is committed to working with the Northern Rivers communities to recover and rebuild,” Mr Grant said.

“When speaking with people impacted by the floods I assured them we would do whatever we could to assist them in the weeks and months ahead.

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.