As a result of the multiple small landslides and road damage from the continuing rain and flooding Tweed Shire has been declared a natural disaster area.
Billinudgel is inviting everyone to celebrate a year on from Cyclone Debbie as they come together to reconnect and reflect on the last year at the flood anniversary gathering this Friday, April 13 from 5 till 8pm.
A year on communities are still coming to terms with the impacts of Cyclone Debbie, to mark this important milestone on the path of recovery Lismore City Council is hosting a community gathering – One Year On – at the Lismore Quadrangle on Saturday, 7 April.
How do you think the flood recovery went in your area? Was it good, bad or ugly? It has been around six months since Cyclone Debbie hit the north coast and there are still plenty of people and business who are just getting back onto the feet.
Residents affected by the recent flooding of Cyclone Debbie in the Byron shire should be elated by the news that they are now eligible to apply for a one-off, non-means tested payment of $1,000 for eligible adults and $400 for eligible children.
It has just been announced that the flood recovery centres in Lismore and Murwillumbah will be closing down in the near future. The Lismore centre will close tomorrow on Friday 19 May while the last day for the Murwillumbah centre will be Friday 26 May.
Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith has questioned the emergency services minister over the process of providing flood relief and support to Byron Shire and why the Byron Shire hasn’t received adequate flood relief assistance yet.
The arts community in Lismore has many faces and they have been challenged by the loss of buildings, creative spaces, art, instruments and materials during the recent flooding by ex-cyclone Debbie. Many of the groups are getting back on their feet but they still need your support.
NSW Labor today announced a non-partisan flood package for the NSW North Coast – providing what it describes as 'a blueprint for the Berejiklian government' to help the community and businesses recover.
While the impacts from ex-cyclone Debbie are still fresh in everyones mind Byron Shire Council and Our Earth online are coordinating a public meeting to look at how the flood response was handled and what can be done to handle it more effectively in the future.
North Coast flood recovery coordinator Mr Euan Ferguson conceded that they had been too slow in responding to the needs of residents and businesses in the north of Byron Shire.
Tweed mayor Katie Milne has praised council staff for its ‘highly coordinated operation,’ following the recent floods, ‘particularly given the size, scale and impact of the event.’
Over 1300 locals came and raised funds for flood victims in the Shire. The money raised will go to local flood victims via the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre (MNDC) that is connecting the Byron Shire community.
The Billinudgel community have been working together to help each other back on their feet and now you can help.
Since Cyclone Debbie hit the Mullumbimby and district neighbourhood centre has been providing around 100 hot meals a day, financial relief, help to fill out forms, counseling, clothes and furniture to those in need.
Irritated eyes, running and blocked nose, sneezing and wheezing can be caused by mould and dust leading to allergic reactions and other breathing problems. Precautions are advised when cleaning up after Cyclone Debbie.
Local businesses affected by the flood in Lismore can apply to use one of 34 Lismore shopping centre retail spaces or register to use work space and internet access at southern cross university.
The Bangalow Hotel is doing a flood relief fundraiser at the Hotel tonight with an Irish band, Aoise Scott, playing from 6.30pm. Free entry with raffles, happy hour.
Tweed and Lismore LGAS have now received further disaster relief funding with additional cash assistance for people affected by the floods but Byron Shire misses out.
The north coast was declared a natural disaster zone on Friday as the massive cleanup effort across the region continues in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie. The hardest hit areas in Byron Shire were Billinudgel, New Brighton, South Golden Beach... Read More →
Donations for Lismore flood victims can be dropped off at Macs Milk Bar, Byron Bay. Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre is collecting donations for people in the Byron Shire. The centre can also provide assistance to those affected by the floods.