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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Mal Lanyon appointed Northern NSW Flood Recovery Co-ordinator

The NSW Government has appointed NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Mal Lanyon as Northern NSW Recovery Coordinator. The decision to make the appointment to substantially boost the state’s flood recovery coordination was made after the Premier, Deputy Premier and Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience spent much of the last week visiting Northern Rivers communities, gaining…

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Putting health first during NSW Women’s Week

Shining a light on women and girls’ wellbeing is the focus of the inaugural NSW Women’s Health Expo, being held today as part of the 2022 NSW Women’s Week celebrations. Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the theme of the event is the lifecycle of a woman, with keynote speakers and interactive workshops focusing…

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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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Free menstrual hygiene products for all NSW public schools

Female students at public schools across the state will soon have free access to menstrual hygiene products, following a successful trial in 31 schools. The $30 million program will make sure female students can participate in all aspects of school life. Ahead of tomorrow’s International Women’s Day, Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said this…

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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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Flood recovery centres providing face-to-face support

Dedicated community recovery centres are being set up across NSW to provide face-to-face support for residents affected by the recent severe storm and flood events. Resilience NSW is opening up recovery centres in areas where emergency evacuation orders have been lifted, starting in Murwillumbah today. The recovery centres are staffed by expert personnel who help…

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Steph Cooke appointed Minister for Flood Recovery

Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke will be appointed the new Minister for Flood Recovery, demonstrating the NSW Government’s commitment to supporting communities through the ongoing flood crisis. Ms Cooke will drive the recovery efforts, including clean-up, rebuilding and support programs, while ensuring the recovery process is coordinated, well-funded, and enacted swiftly.…

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Flood recovery taskforce announced

A multi-agency team including 400 personnel, helicopters, and equipment is being mobilised to help the clean-up effort following extreme floods across northern NSW. Deputy Premier Paul Toole said emergency services are working around the clock to support their communities, alongside local government. “I want to thank all our emergency services and volunteers for their tireless…

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NSW government support for flood-affected farmers

The NSW Nationals in the state government have opened an emergency animal welfare hotline for flood-affected farmers, landowners, and communities in Northern NSW for immediate assistance if dealing with stranded, injured or perished livestock. The number to call is 1 800 814 647. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders said while the focus currently is…

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