Local Nationals candidate for Lismore, Austin Curtin, announced today that he had delivered hundreds of signatures in support of the first stage of the flood plan to his local member.
Northern Rivers Railway Action Group (NRRAG) president Beth Shelly is accusing the Nationals candidate Austin Curtin of calling for the removal of the unused railway embankment along the side go Kyogle Road as part of the ‘Fight the Flood’ petition... Read More →
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.
Lismore City Council is currently installing a high-trans pump in Browns Creek to alleviate flooding in the Lismore basin. The Browns Creek Pumping Station is currently operating at only partial capacity after the March floods.
The NSW SES Lismore City Unit has stated that with uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected over the next three days and damage to Browns Creek pumps, there is a higher probability for flash flooding in the Lismore basin in coming days.
During the flooding incident in Lismore police saw six people floating two large buckets out of a bottle shop on Keen Street. They were chest deep in floodwater – and police were aware that the rear roller door of the drive-through bottle shop had been compromised.
Updated Wednesday, 3.15pm: Justice minister Michael Keenan and NSW emergency services minister Troy Grant today announced that recovery grants are now available to assist eligible primary producers in Lismore and Tweed who have been severely affected by the recent north coast floods.
A combined effort from Byron Shire businesses over the past week have created a pot of around $20,000 for those in Lismore who were left with little or nothing after Cyclone Debbie.
A more effective response to the recent flood disaster could have been made for Byron shire, according to officials who met this week.
Potter Lauren Campbells exhibition at Nikau store in Byron Bay suddenly turned into a fundraiser after cyclone Debbie took out her Lismore studio including both her kilns, her equipment and her caravan.
Fundraising events are popping up all over the region as people find ways to raise money to help those effected by the recent floods. The Lismore flood appeal and the Tweed mayor appeal fund are also raising money to help both residents and businesses get back on their feet.
The state opposition has accused the government of muzzling its tribute to flood-affected north coast communities in the upper house yesterday. The government has dismissed the claim but the Greens agree the issue should have been given an airing.
Bentley blockaders are coordinating flood relief assistance in Lismore using their on the ground co-ordination and communication gained during the blockade to assist the community during the clean up.
Lismore clean up could take weeks said Mayor Isaac Smith. ‘We have every staff member and truck available out there working and we are doing our best. We really need residents to understand it could take weeks to get to every flood-affected area.’
Vinnies will be reopening its Lismore assistance office, which closed temporarily due to extensive flood damage, from 10am tomorrow. Assistance in other flood affected towns is also available. The charity has also commenced a Northern Rivers Flood Appeal and is seeking donations.