11.5 C
Byron Shire
June 2, 2023

Industry conference on strengthening region, post-flood

Latest News

Tweed Council to start nappy rebate scheme but defer Cudgen Creek Masterplan

The last Tweed Shire Council meeting saw the Reusable Nappy Rebate Scheme adopted by councillors, the rail trail impacts...

Other News

Help kids fly…

Spaghetti Circus is calling for supporters for their Scholarship Program in 2024. Spaghetti’s passion is creating healthy, active, happy kids....

Dance and escape at the Nudge

Dance and escape before their winter break at June’s Nudge Nudge Wink Wink: The Ultimate Party with a Conscience! The party of the year...

Byron’s favourite block party

Australian roots legends, The Beautiful Girls, will headline Stone & Wood’s winter block party, Festival of the Stone, when...

Local MP refutes Reflections Holiday Parks CEO claims over Bruns holiday park

Local MP, Tamara Smith is standing by her claim that NSW government run corporation, Reflections Holiday Parks, is a private enterprise, despite its new CEO claiming it is a ‘certified social enterprise’.

Bangers on the Green

Bangers on the Green promises to be an absolute treat for the local music community. Bringing together a day of awesome live...

Greens for survival

At the recent Nimbin Town Hall where Sue Higginson, among others, was active in an affirmative action workshop where...

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) is hosting a free industry conference to provide insight into the works required to rebuild the region, following the February–March 2022 floods.

The event will be on Thursday April 27 at Twin Towns, Tweed Heads, with a time to be confirmed.

Organisers say, ‘Figures released by the Insurance Council of Australia estimate the costs and scale of the damage to homes, business and infrastructure caused by the floods at more than $5.56 billion, the largest in Australian history. In addition, there was already a pre-flood infrastructure pipeline of $3.5 billion in the Northern Rivers’.

Connecting industry to local councils 

NRRC Chief Executive, David Witherdin, says, ‘The primary aim of the conference is to connect trades and industry with local councils and state government and get the rebuild underway. The scope and magnitude of the work is significant’. 

‘We need local industry and trades to be part of building-back-better and I’m keen to see many small, medium and large businesses involved’.

‘The conference provides an opportunity to meet and speak with the key procuring agencies involved in the reconstruction, including NSW state agencies and local councils and will cover the pipeline of work, including the Resilient Homes Program and public infrastructure pipeline.

‘There will be sessions on resilient rebuilding, procurement and diversity strategies to increase the workforce, capability uplifts, business and material innovation and more’.

To register, email [email protected] or phone 02 9524 3087.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

60% of Ballina Council investments in fossil fuel aligned companies

The Ballina Shire Council had more than $60 million invested in fossil fuel aligned companies on behalf of ratepayers as of the end of April 2023.

Flood trauma? Free women’s mindful healing workshops available

It has been a tough run in the Northern Rivers from drought to fire to pandemic to flood – so there is quite a bit to deal with for many of us. 

Grant for innovative Birthing on Country program

Birthing on Country can be very important for many Aboriginal women, but many face the challenge of leaving Country to access medical care when their babies come. 

When western medicine doesn’t work 

Once I finally admitted I needed help with vicarious trauma, I tried a few techniques to ease my troubled mind.