A Recovery Centre has opened today at Murwillumbah at the auditorium in the Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre. This will supply a one stop destination for the community seeking support.
Resilience NSW has committed to opening the centre which will initially provide a limited range of services but scaling up as organisations become better resourced.
Some of the services which will be available include:
- Service NSW
- Services Australia
- DCJ Housing
- Legal Aid
Mayor of Tweed Cr Chris Cherry welcomed the announcement and said ‘Together with Resilience NSW, Council is doing all it can to help residents and businesses get back on their feet after the worst flood in the Tweed’s recorded history.’
‘The centre will allow people seeking government support to find out what is available and how they can access it quickly and easily.’
A number of local donation centres have been established in Murwillumbah to assist flood victims and accept specific donated items.
Evacuation Centre (Murwillumbah TAFE)
146 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah
Seeking donations of clean or new pillows and pillow cases
- CAFÉ 13
2 Golden Links Drive, Murwillumbah
Offering frozen take-away meals, canned goods
- Tweed Palliative Support Op Shop
5 Queen Street, Murwillumbah
Ph: 0417 060 085
Can accept any donation – all items free to the community
Open Mon-Fri 8 am – 3:30 pm
This weekend – Saturday and Sunday (free BBQ)
Clean Up Volunteer Hub
M|Arts Precinct, corner Brisbane and Wollumbin Streets, Murwillumbah
Seeking donations of masks, garden hoses, squeegees, brooms, towels, cleaning supplies
Find out how you can help.
Council has also been advised that GIVIT is working with the NSW Government to manage offers of donated goods, services, volunteering and funds for NSW flood victims.
The organisation with the State Government, will ensure donations are managed to support impacted communities in a targeted manner.
GIVIT website captures all donations online, so you can see and give exactly what’s needed, when and when it is needed.
Those wishing to make donations should visit the GIVIT website