Motorhomes to temporarily house flood-affected families
The first of a 120-strong convoy of motorhomes have left Sydney and will provide medium-term accommodation to flood-affected communities in Northern NSW.
Volunteers from the NSW Rural Fire Service drove the motorhomes to Northern NSW, which are part of a $10 million package to supply and maintain temporary accommodation for families who were displaced during the floods.
More than 1,200 people have so far received emergency accommodation support.
Families and Communities Minister Natasha Maclaren-Jones said the NSW Government is providing a range of accommodation for people affected by the floods to help ensure no one is left homeless.
“The recent extreme weather has devastated these communities and we are doing everything we can to make sure people have a safe place to stay that is close to their community and support networks,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.
“These motorhomes will be offered to priority areas in Lismore and surrounds where many people have been displaced.”
The NSW Government is also working to secure longer-term housing solutions for people who will not be able to return to their homes for several months or more, and for those who need to rebuild.