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Mayoral Flood Appeal – Audio
Credit: Thank you Big Country Radio for your support in producing the ad

Thank you to our supportive donors, the current balance of the Mayor Appeal Fund as of

8:00am 28 April: $183,953

Monetary Donations can be made to the appeal at bank branches or electronically via:

Account Name: Tweed Shire Council - Mayor Appeal Fund
BSB: 062-580 Account Number: 10370281

Please note, Council's staff are unable to take cash donations over the counter.

Applications for Funding

Funds will be distributed through at least two rounds of funding, with the first round opening Thursday 4 May. Additional dates for round opening and closing will be advised as soon as available.

The Mayoral Flood Appeal - Application Form will be available from this page on Wednesday 3 May.

Once open, Applications can be submitted:

In person: At Council offices at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah or the Flood Recovery Centre, Nullum Street Murwillumbah

Emailed: Scanned and emailed in to

Posted: Mayoral Flood Appeal, PO Box 816 Murwillumbah NSW 2484

100% of the funds received will be distributed to eligible applicants (residents and businesses). There are no administration fees associated with the appeal.

Donations are tax deductible and contributors are encouraged to retain a record of their transaction for tax purposes.

Eligibility for Funding

The priority focus will be on those people and businesses who have limited access or options to insurance claims, funding or grants and due to this are more likely to slip through the gaps.

Further eligibility criteria will be available from Wednesday 3 May.

Independent Distribution Committee

Council is appointing an independent Committee, who will join the Mayor of Tweed and Council’s Internal Auditor, to review applications for assistance. This page will be updated once committee members are finalised.

Mayoral Flood Appeal - Launched 3 April

With thousands of Tweed residents facing an uncertain future after the worst floods in the region’s recorded history, Council has established a Mayor Appeal Fund to draw together support from across the region and around the country.
The tax deductible appeal provides an opportunity for members of the public and the business community to contribute financially to support local families and recovery initiatives. The appeal was launched by Tweed Mayor, Councillor Katie Milne on Monday 3 April 2017 during the visit to Murwillumbah by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

Mayor Katie Milne said the community is in shock after the loss of a number of lives in the Northern Rivers. “Our deepest condolences as a Council and a community go out to the family and friends of those lost in this terrible tragedy,” she said. “It’s just unbelievable to see the effects of the floods on virtually our whole community and people are still out there in isolated areas with roads and bridges washed away. “Raging waters reached way over head height in many areas. There are huge piles of damaged goods lining the streets and exhausted people cleaning out homes and businesses thick with mud.

“There has been a fantastic community spirit shown with volunteers putting on BBQs, supplying water and hosing down streets. Knowing they’re not alone has made a huge difference to those affected. “The Tweed is a wonderful and diverse community but it’s not an affluent one, and given the scale of the devastation we desperately need help to get back on our feet. “The support and bravery of this community has been extraordinary. It would make all the difference if the wider community got behind our recovery efforts with financial support to help Tweed residents who’ve suffered through this epic disaster.”

Last Updated: 28 April 2017