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MP Janelle Saffin with members of Murwillumbah Core. Photo supplied.

Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has announced $40,000 for Murwillumbah Core towards programs to help communities respond to future disasters.

The grant is part of the NSW Government’s Local Small Commitments Allocation Program.

Ms Saffin said Murwillumbah Core, part of the Hub 2484 project, is a deserving recipient, having grown out of the volunteers who worked so effectively to support communities during the 2022 floods and since then.

‘During the 2022 natural disaster all around our region local volunteers ran flood recovery hubs on the fly, without training or funding, doing what needed to be done to keep people safe and fed and informed about the situation.

‘The volunteers from Murwillumbah Core did that work, and it is wonderful to see this dedicated group being funded to be better prepared for any future disaster,’ said Ms Saffin.

‘The funding will enable Murwillumbah Core to identify and train local leaders in flood impacted areas, to set up registers of residents needing assistance, have clear avenues of communications and understand the risks.

‘I congratulate coordinator Kerry Pritchard and all involved in Murwillumbah Core for the work they have done for their community and their ongoing commitment to finding effective ways to help the community be better prepared.

‘This is a great example of how Local Small Commitments Allocation Program can support grass-roots projects that will have a significant impact,’ she said.

For further information on the Local Small Commitments Allocation Program visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/lsca-home.

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