A new $2.1 million Community Recovery Fund has been set up to provide mental health support and community engagement to help flood-affected members of our community.
We are a very strong and resilient community, but some people are struggling financially and emotionally in the aftermath of the disaster. This joint Federal and State Government Recovery fund will help to get them back on their feet.
There is also funding to support the recovery of the local economy, including for a tourism and marketing campaign to let people know that Lismore is open for business again.
Tomorrow I will be attending the Our Lady Help of Christians School’s Centenary.
I would like to thank the school, its present and past principals and the teachers for their faith-based education over the last 100 years and I look forward to celebrating this milestone with them.
On Sunday will be a Mass and Community Day.
I will be at the grand re-opening of the Lismore CWA Rooms in Spinks Park today.
There rooms were devastated by the March flood. I would like to thank the many wonderful volunteers who helped in the huge post-flood clean up.
The CWA has been an integral part of our community in Lismore since 1924 and it will be great to see the Rooms back in use.
It was great to catch up with Justin Hodges, Scott Prince, and Bo de la Cruz at the launch of the Broncos Indigenous Girls Academy at Kadina High School last week.
It is about improving attendance and results at school. The mentoring program has achieved great results. A very worthy Federal Government funded program.