DOORS OPEN AT FLOOD RECOVERY ASSISTANCE POINTS
A Recovery Assistance Point will operate in Kelvin and Gunnedah to help individuals, families, farmers and business owners recover from flooding.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said Recovery Assistance Points bring together NSW Government agencies, Commonwealth agencies, the local council, community organisations and welfare bodies all under the one roof.
“As we transition from response to recovery, it can be difficult for people know where to start,” Mr Anderson said.
“Recovery Assistance Points function as a first port of call for people needing to access the various types of flood recovery support available.
“Whether you need to replace damaged documents, receive assistance with the physical clean-up, access emergency accommodation or utilise mental health services, I encourage everyone who has been impacted by the flooding in the Gunnedah Shire to visit.”
Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said it is important to make accessing support as straightforward as possible.
“This is an incredibly challenging and emotional time, particularly for those who have experienced flood after flood,” Ms Cooke said.
“Our Recovery Assistance Points continue to be stood up across NSW to connect individuals, families, farmers and business owners with a range of services and offer support, as they begin the long and difficult clean-up, rebuilding and recovery process.”
The Recovery Assistance Points will operate at Kelvin Community Hall today from 2-7pm and at Gunnedah’s Salvation Army Hall, 30 Tempest Street on Tuesday, 22 November from 1-7pm.
For the most up-to-date Recovery Assistance Point details, visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/floods/recovery-centres.
Service NSW is operating as an online one-stop shop for anyone wanting assistance remotely, with Customer Care specialists also available over the phone on 13 77 88.