Flood recovery information available for primary producers
07 April 2017
North Coast Local Land Services staff have joined a range of government agencies available at two flood Recovery Centres at Lismore and Murwillumbah.
NSW Department of Primary Industries and North Coast Local Land Services are urging primary producers to report damage, including stock and fodder losses, fencing and other farm infrastructure, following last week’s flood.
Jo McGoldrick, Manager Biosecurity and Emergency Services said, “We have a team of people on the ground who can provide advice and assistance and we’re encouraging landholders who need help with emergency recovery to make contact with us.
“Now that the immediate flood emergency is passing, we are looking to provide support to impacted farmers who will need recovery help in the longer term.
“Visiting our teams at the Recovery Centres is just one way that farmers can discuss their needs, but if they can’t make it into town, we’re also encouraging people to contact us via phone on 1300 795 299.”
Recovery Centres are now open in Lismore and Murwillumbah and will be open every day 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. Recovery Centres provide a one stop shop for affected residents, businesses and farmers to access recovery assistance from a range of agencies and organisations.
The North Coast Local Land Services team are just one of a range of agencies based at the Recovery Centres including: NSW Health, Disaster Welfare, Insurance Agencies, Family and Community Services, Business Connect, Legal Aid, Environment Protection Authority, Centrelink, Red Cross and Safe Work NSW.
A shuttle bus will run from the Lismore Transit Centre to the Recovery Centre every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Recovery Centres are located at:
Murwillumbah Recovery Centre:
Murwillumbah Community Centre
Nullum Street, Murwillumbah
Lismore Recovery Centre
Public Works Facility
120 Dalley Street, East Lismore
(Entry via Military Road)
Michelle Gapes, Communications Unit, 0429 824 321
1. Staff at the Murwillumbah Recovery Centre
2. With the clouds are beginning to clear, farmers will begin the job of recovery