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Richmond Valley Council and the NSW Government have established a Disaster Recovery Centre to provide information, assistance, and help for residents and business owners who were affected by the recent flooding events.

The Recovery Centre will be open six days a week until further notice, and is located in the Casino Community Centre. It will open today at 10am. Hours of operation going forward will be Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm, and Saturday 8am-1.30pm.

Recovery specialists will help flood-impacted residents apply for assistance and provide recovery information to homeowners, renters, business owners, primary producers, sport and recreation clubs and non-for-profit organisations and churches.

RVC says services to be provided may include:

  • Financial assistance
  • Support for businesses
  • Insurance and legal support
  • Accommodation advice
  • Relevant charitable services
  • Mental health and wellbeing services
  • Replacing lost ID

A Disaster Recovery Centre will also be set up in the Mid Richmond, once a suitable location is found.

Flood affected people can also apply for assistance via the storm and flood customer care service, at Service NSW.


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