Mayoral Flood Appeal 2022
The February 2022 flood was one of the biggest in the Tweed’s recorded history. Many areas recorded unprecedented river levels and the damage bill exceeded that of the devastating 2017 flood event.
While local residents and businesses may be eligible for assistance from the Federal and NSW Government’s Natural Disaster Declarations, many people in the Tweed have been significantly affected by this flood events and will require extensive support to get back on their feet.
The Together Tweed Mayoral Flood Appeal 2022 sought to raise much-needed funds to:
- offer affected Tweed communities immediate help
- support recovery efforts and resilience to future flood events
- contribute to addressing significant long-term issues such as housing.
The generous contributions of Tweed residents and businesses have raised more than $80,230 for the Together Tweed Mayoral Flood Appeal 2022.
The appeal, launched on 21 March 2022, was officially closed on 10 October 2022 and the last round of funds distributed to the nominated groups.
Council resolved in March to distribute up to $20,000 to the Murwillumbah Community Centre for the purchase of a new bus, and up to $20,000 towards vital communications equipment for isolated communities in the Tweed.
Council also resolved that the balance of funds raised would be distributed equally between The Family Centre, the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) and local units of the NSW State Emergency Service (SES). Each of these 3 organisations will receive $13,410 after the final tally was made.
Where donations went
The Mayoral Appeal supporedt:
- Communication solutions for isolated communities
Funds will be allocated toward the purchase of improved communications equipment to help isolated communities stay connected in times of crisis.
Once the above needs are met, the balance of the funds collected through the Mayoral 2022 Flood Appeal will be disbursed equally among the following organisations:
- The Family Centre
Locals Helping Locals Flood Appeal
The Locals Helping Locals Flood Appeal will distribute funds raised directly to children, families and young people impacted by the floods in the Tweed Shire.
- Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF)
Resilience and Regeneration Fund
The Resilience and Regeneration Fund will award grants to help community organisations work in the early, medium and long term recovery phases in affected communities in the Tweed Shire, following the emergency relief effort.
- NSW State Emergency Service (SES)
Local units in the Tweed Shire
Support for local units to recruit, train and develop volunteers to effectively act and respond to protect people in the Tweed from dangers to their safety and their health and property from destruction or damage in future emergencies.