Western Sydney’s Secretary of State Stuart Ayres said the Recovery Center will help communities move from responding to cleanup and recovery.
“A number of government agencies, NGOs and social security agencies in New South Wales will work with the Recovery Center to help all those affected by the record floods,” Mr Ayres said.
“Whether it’s cleaning assistance, replacing lost documents or a request for short-term housing, I urge everyone in the Hawkesbury-Nepian Valley to take advantage of this assistance.”
Emergency and Sustainability Minister and Flood Recovery Minister Steph Cook said the Recovery Center is open seven days a week and will support individuals, families, farmers and business owners in finding various forms of practical support.
“We will work with local communities and councils to gradually develop the services offered at the resilience centers run by Resilience NSW, and their doors will remain open as long as the community needs it,” Ms. Cook said.
Hawkesbury member Robin Preston said the floods in Windsor and surrounding cities were more than a meter higher than the floods in March 2021.
“We have a great recovery effort ahead of us and it is fantastic to have a massive mobilization of resources including Rural Fire Service staff, the State Emergency Service, the Public Works Advisory Service, NSW Resilience, NSW Police and the Australian Defense Forces to help with damage assessment and clean-up “,” Ms. Preston said.
Recovery Centers are currently open at:
- Ballina: Ballina Surf Club, Lighthouse Beach Parade, East Ballina
- Casino: Community and Cultural Center Casino, 35 Walker Street, Casino
- Grafton: Old St George Bank, 32 Prince Street, Grafton
- Kyogle: Kyogle Memorial Institute, 131 Summerland Way, Kyogle
- Lismore: V-Block, Southern Cross University, Military Road, East Lismore
- Malambimbi: 55 Dalley Street, Malambimbi
- Murwillumbah: Murwillumbah Civic Center Auditorium, 10-14 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah
- South Windsor: South Windsor Family Center, 6 Greenhills Way, South Windsor.
Resilience NSW will soon set up a recovery center at Wisemans Ferry.
For those who want to get help remotely, Service NSW operates as an online store, and customer service professionals are also available over the phone via 13 77 88.