Dedicated community Recovery Centres are now open, providing face-to-face support for NSW residents affected by recent rainfall and subsequent extreme flooding.
Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Disaster Recovery John Barilaro said the NSW Government, community organisations, and welfare bodies will work from the recovery centres to assist individuals, businesses, farmers and landholders dealing with the fallout from the record-breaking storms and flooding.
“The recovery process is well underway, with equipment and crews mobilised for the clean-up, and these recovery centres will further help flood-affected communities get back on their feet as quickly as possible,” Mr Barilaro said.
“We will work with local communities and councils to progressively build on the services offered at the drop-in Recovery Centres and we will continue to support flood-affected communities for as long as it takes and in every way we can.”
The Recovery Centres are located at:
- The Hub, 143 Gordon Street, Port Macquarie
- The old Council Chambers, 2 Pulteney Street, Taree
- The School of Arts Hall, 58 Bold Street, Laurieton
- The Senior Citizens Centre, 39 Princes Street, Macksville (opening today).
Three more Recovery Centres will soon be established in the Hawkesbury region, to be located in the Windsor, Wisemans Ferry, and North Richmond areas.
The NSW Government is working in partnership with local government and the Commonwealth Government to provide impacted people with information on and access to:
- Clean-up services
- Financial assistance
- Insurance and legal support
- Support for businesses
- Mental health and wellbeing services.
The NSW Government will closely monitor the need for any additional recovery centres and stands ready to provide further support where required.
For those wanting to be assisted remotely, and for more information on all available disaster assistance, please contact the Disaster Customer Care Service at Service NSW on 13 77 88 or online via Service NSW.