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October 5, 2022

Computer giveaway for flood-affected Lismore businesses

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Lismore City Council has more than 70 free refurbished laptops, tablets and desktop computers to give away to flood-affected local businesses.

Those with flood-affected businesses who would like to apply for a free device, are invited to go to https://bit.ly/3pRwXRJ where they can nominate a time for collection.

There is a limit of one device per business address and the devices will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Refurbished laptops, tablets and desktop computers are being given to flood-affected local businesses in Lismore. Image: Lismore Council

Council’s Engagement team will be distributing the devices from the Council Chambers at 43 Oliver Ave, Goonellabah on 1 & 2 September at designated times.

Council staff have installed a basic operating system and all devices are ready to be handed out to the business community. The computers are not being provided with warranty or access to tech support.

The Council’s General Manager John Walker said after the February natural disaster, Council reached out to its business partners Vestone and Renew IT asking if they could assist the business community.

‘I would like to thank both companies for their very generous donations,’ Mr Walker said.

‘Our local businesses are doing it tough at the moment, and donations like this goes along way to helping them get back on their feet and start operating again.’

Vestone Capital’s Senior Relationship Manager, Tom Mitrovic said: ‘We hope these devices are of assistance and help the council and local businesses towards recovery.’

Locals are advised that, as there are limited numbers of each item, recipients may not receive their first choice of device.

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