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The NSW government has allocated $120,000 to help Tweed Shire Council with floodplain management. Byron Shire Council received $70,000 and Richmond River County Council $80,000 for Ballina Shire.

Tweed will receive $60,000 each for the Coastal Creeks Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan and the Tweed Valley Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.

Byron Shire Council will receive $70,000 for two projects: $50,000 will be used to undertake a Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for Belongil Creek; the remaining $20,000 will be used for the North Byron Coastal Creeks Flood Study.

Richmond River County Council will receive $80,000 to undertake the final stage of the Ballina Flood Risk Management Study and Plan, which includes Newrybar.

Richmond MP Geoff Provest said the Tweed suffered heavy from costly flooding in recent years and it was important for the government to help mitigate the damage.

‘It is estimated that flooding costs NSW $200 million a year,’ Mr Provest said.

 


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