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A second tranche of $100m in government funds to help 2022 flood-affected residents is expected to rollout soon, says Ballina MP, Tamara Smith (Greens).
A 4WD driver who ignored signs advising a Northern Rivers national park was closed, got bogged and abandoned the car, has been fined nearly $5,000 for the adventure.
Frustrated survivors of last year’s devastating floods in Lismore are to meet weekly on the floodplain indefinitely while their struggle for bureaucratic transparency in the official recovery process continues.
The state’s emergency services and planning ministers failed to clarify when a second tranche of Northern Rivers recovery funds will be delivered and how much when visiting on Tuesday.
The Ballina Shire Council has finally revealed it received $100,000 in rent for the Wollongbar emergency housing village.
The recovery horizon for last year’s Northern Rivers disasters continues to stretch, but the government seems determined to finalise ‘exit plans’ for survivors staying in temporary housing in Wollongbar.
The long-awaited multi-million dollar CSIRO flood mitigation study on the Northern Rivers has entered its community consultation phase after repeated delays.
A Senate Committee inquiry will hear evidence today that changes are needed in Australia’s fire ant response – including the creation of an independent eradication authority.