Recovery centre opens, outreach visits begin

MidCoast Council

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MidCoast’s dedicated recovery centre opened in the former MidCoast Council Chambers in Pulteney Street, Taree today.

The centre will provide face-to-face support for MidCoast residents affected by the recent storms and floods.

On site is MidCoast Council’s Recovery Team, along with representatives from various NSW Government agencies to support members of the community dealing with the fallout from the record breaking flooding that impacted the MidCoast recently.

The MidCoast Recovery Centre has been established to provide support for the community’s immediate needs and information and advice about all the programs that are available from the government, charities and local support services.

Service NSW representatives were at the centre on Monday and they are working in partnership with fellow State Agencies, MidCoast Council and the Australian Government to provide impacted people with information and access to:

  • Accommodation advice
  • Replacing lost documents
  • Mental health and wellbeing services
  • Support for businesses
  • Clean-up services
  • Financial assistance
  • Insurance and legal support

Outreach visits are also planned from tomorrow, Tuesday 30 March to assist members of the community who might be unable to visit the recovery centre, these will be:

-Tuesday 30 March and Tuesday 6 April, from 10am to 3pm at Wingham Memorial Town Hall, 52 Farquhar Street, Wingham

-Wednesday 31 March and Wednesday 7 April from 10am to 3pm at Gloucester Council Chambers, 89 King Street, Gloucester

-Thursday 1 April and Thursday 8 April from 10am to 3pm at Manning Point Bowling Club, 22 Manning St, Manning Point

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