One of the key findings of a survey conducted among Murwillumbah residents last year was that very few people understand the flood risk in central Murwillumbah or would respond quickly to an order to evacuate – or evacuate at all.
A number of South Murwillumbah businesses devastated by the 2017 flood have put their hand up to move their operations to flood-free land, as the result of a $3 million land swap arrangement funded by the NSW Government.
Almost a year after the catastrophic March 2017 floods, Tweed Shire Council has finally awarded the first bundle of major-sized flood repair road packages to the value of about $1.9 million.
Tweed Shire Council has awarded a large package of flood remediation works in its first round of minor to medium-sized jobs to restore roads and bridges damaged in the 31 March flood.
Residents at two Tweed caravan parks which were deemed a health risk due to the recent floods face eviction tomorrow, and the NSW Opposition has called on the state government to ‘rescue’ them.
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.’
Tweed/Byron police are holding a movie night to raise money for the Kabealo family after three members died in a crash at Tumbulgum earlier this month.
A more effective response to the recent flood disaster could have been made for Byron shire, according to officials who met this week.
Updated Tuesday, April 11: Tweed Shire Council is urging community members to slow down on the region's roads as ongoing flood clean-up work continues and traffic volumes return to normal levels.
Police have increased patrols in and around flood-affected areas of the Tweed after hearing that residents and volunteers were nervous to call on them for assistance, fearing they may already be overloaded.
Tweed Shire Council’s general manager Troy Green has fended off claims that most of the shire’s eight-million-dollar plus fleet of trucks and other plant destroyed during last week’s historical flood which devastated Murwillumbah, could have been saved.
Tweed mayor Katie Milne has paid tribute and expressed sympathy on behalf of the shire to the families and friends of the six people who lost their loved ones in the Tweed during the flood this past week.
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.