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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.
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.