Doors open at flood recovery centres

Dedicated community Recovery Centres are now operating in Ballina, Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Mullumbimby and Murwillumbah to provide face-to-face support for locals affected by the unprecedented flood event. Resilience NSW staff at each Recovery Centre will help flood victims navigate through the recovery process. Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the Recovery Centres would allow impacted locals…

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Historic Prince Alfred Bridge memorial options

The NSW Nationals in the state government have commissioned a heritage expert to memorialise the Prince Alfred Bridge at Gundagai. Conrad Gargett Group Pty Ltd will assess community feedback and identify the most appropriate tribute for the timber road viaduct. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the nearly 140 memorial ideas that had been…

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Activating eco-tourism at Flirtation Hill

Mudgee is set to add another family-friendly attraction to its abundant tourism offerings, thanks to a partnership between the NSW Nationals in the state government and Mid-Western Regional Council. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced $375,000 from the Regional Tourism Acceleration Fund for the Council to develop tourism infrastructure at Flirtation Hill. “Mudgee’s…

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Sections of the Pacific Highway reopen

Road crews have worked around the clock to reopen 180 kilometres of the Pacific Highway. Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said Transport for NSW have been able to get crews on the ground assessing, clearing, and carrying out immediate repairs to allow large sections of the road to reopen. “Our focus…

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Waste collection ramps up in flood zones

Waste collection services across the state are being ramped up, as flood-affected communities are reminded to exercise caution when returning to homes and businesses. More than 4,200 damage impact assessments of Northern Rivers businesses and homes are now complete and 37 waste collection crews are operating in the region. More than 1,500 emergency services personnel,…

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