Flood relief discussion will be taking place between Byron shire council, businesses and residents this Thursday, June 1, at the Ocean Shores Country Club, Pacific Room at 2.30pm. Everyone is invited to attend.
Billinudgel businesses have already submitted questions to council regarding what happened during ex-cyclone Debbie. Council will respond to theses and then an outline of councils role followed by an open forum and discussion.
‘The purpose of this meeting is for the community to have face time with Council to facilitate an open discussion, where business and residents can raise any questions they may have regarding Council’s role both pre and post flood,’ said organiser Rebecca Brewin from Billi Auto.
‘It will aim to further a more cohesive response for both community and council during future events.’
Issues to be discussed will include flood levels, north Byron floodplain risk management study and plan and the flood pump.
‘We all deserve some time with our councillors to create a plan to move forward as well as to look at what can be done for the next time,’ said local business owner, Rebecca McEwan.
‘We need to look at recovery for next time and what we can learn for the future.’
The Mayor and council staff Tony Nash, James Flockton, Peter Rees will be attending the meeting. The police and the SES have been also been invited to attend.