Home Sydney The first inhabitants moved to the village “under”.

The first inhabitants moved to the village “under”.


The keys to the Wollongbar temporary housing site were handed over to residents displaced by the unprecedented flood.

Emergency and Sustainability Minister and Flood Recovery Minister Steph Cook said the moment was an important milestone in the New South Wales government’s response to $ 350 million in housing to help about 25,000 families.

“These keys mean much more than the physical structure they unlock. They are a safe, private and self-sufficient space for the lives of community members affected by the floods as they make their personal journey, deciding what will happen next and starting to recover, ”Ms. Cook said.

“Wollongbar Square has a capacity to accommodate up to 220 people and is only one of 12 places in the Northern Rivers region where the planned location of villages” under “.”

Ms. Cook said the Wollongbar temporary residence is about 20 minutes from Lismore and Balina.

“This housing solution allows us to move people from emergency housing to more stable housing, which we expect will be used for up to two years,” Ms. Cook said.

“Our public housing provider, North Coast Community Housing, manages every village“ under ”and provides people with everything they need, from access to support staff and engagement.

“They will work face to face with people and look for how they can make it as simple and ordinary an experience as possible in difficult circumstances.”

Members of the flood-affected community seeking housing support are encouraged to contact NSW at 13 77 88, visit nsw.gov.au/floods or talk to the Recovery Center staff.


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