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October 17, 2021

Bentley blockaders back in action for flood relief

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Water damaged bulk grains are placed on the street in the flood ravaged centre of Lismore, New South Wales, Monday, April 3, 2017. Residents and 500 SES volunteers at Lismore in northern NSW have begun cleaning up after record flooding in some areas.AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy
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Working out of the Lismore Railway Station in South Lismore Gasfield Free Northern Rivers, the community organisation behind the Bentley Blockade has swung into action.

‘The primary focus is practical help for residents and businesses who still need help cleaning up,’ said Elly Bird, Gasfield Free Northern Rivers Coordinator

‘People can register requests for assistance online at lismore.recovers.org or they can come to the train station.’

Free clothes and washing services are being set by Orange Sky at the train station for those in need.

They are working with the admin team of the Lismore Helping Hands facebook group, and have donated $1000 to get the centre up and running.

‘Volunteers who find themselves at a loose end can come to the station to join working groups and we will help them find the best place to put their good will to work,’ continued Bird.

‘We have the support of Lismore City Council and we are talking to other agencies in Lismore who are all doing their best to support our community, even when some of those agencies themselves have been impacted.’


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  1. How good is Gasfield Free Northern Rivers! This time stepping forward and quickly mobilising to help and protect the community both financially as well as with volunteering their on the ground co-ordination and communication skills that they became so good at during the Bentley Blockade. Thank you Gasfield Free Northern Rivers for your grass roots community flood relief in Lismore!

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