Flood Recovery Shoalhaven

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The June 2022 East Coast Low brought with it torrential rain, damaging winds and floods resulting in landslips, road damage and isolation for some in our community.

The Shoalhaven community has once again shown incredible resilience during this challenging time with many still in the recovery process following the March 2022 floods.

Recovery takes time and is different for everyone. We are all affected by disasters in our own personal way. Council's Outreach team is here to support our community.

If you have been affected by the March or June 2022 floods, there are a range of assistance measures that

The June 2022 East Coast Low brought with it torrential rain, damaging winds and floods resulting in landslips, road damage and isolation for some in our community.

The Shoalhaven community has once again shown incredible resilience during this challenging time with many still in the recovery process following the March 2022 floods.

Recovery takes time and is different for everyone. We are all affected by disasters in our own personal way. Council's Outreach team is here to support our community.

If you have been affected by the March or June 2022 floods, there are a range of assistance measures that may be available to support you.

The recovery journey can be a complex one with many challenges. We have seen and continue to see extraordinary compassion and kindness shown in our community. Let us remember to stay connected and support each other.

Council’s Outreach Team is available for both our bushfire and flood affected community…we are here to listen, help, provide referrals and practical advice.

Please call 4429 5888 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Recovery services can also be accessed through Service NSW on 13 77 88 from 7am to 7pm every day or online at www.service.nsw.gov.au(External link).

To receive regular updates, subscribe to this Get Involved page through the 'Stay Informed' tool on this web page.

This page aims to support our community through the recovery journey by providing contacts and information updates. If you need help and support, there is a range of assistance that may be available for you, even if it is just someone to listen.

To receive regular updates, subscribe to this Get Involved page through the 'Stay Informed' tool on this web page.

Updated 14 July 2022

  • Let's Connect - Free Community Workshops - Register Now!

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    The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) is hosting free workshops to support the Shoalhaven Community - Lets Connect Community Workshops….please come along and join in on the day.

    The free community workshops will:

    • connect you with your community
    • show you how to find the energy and drive to keep moving forward
    • help you to gain highly practical tools you can use and share with others
    • help you to regain control
    • show you how to help others who are struggling.

    Where: Kangaroo Valley Golf Club, 390 Mount Scanzi Road
    When: Saturday 10 September 2022
    Time: 9.30 am to 3 pm - lunch supplied
    Lunch is included

    Where: Mollymook Golf Club, 72 Golf Avenue
    When: Sunday 11 September 2022
    Time: 9.30 am to 3 pm - lunch supplied
    Lunch is included

    Bookings are essential. Please call 4424 788, or email ISLHD-DisasterRecovery@health.nsw.gov.au to register.

    Our awesome speakers include:

    Warren Davies is not just any average farmer. His eventful life has tested his resilience, persistence and determination and had a massive impact on his young family, relationships and finances and made Warren the farmer he is today - The Unbreakable Farmer.

    Alison Earl is a Mindset and Resilience Expert passionate about working with communities to overcome resilience fatigue so we can thrive through stress, change and uncertainty. She is an accomplished speaker and facilitator who has been a repeat guest lecturer in Bahavioural Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health.


  • Were you, or someone you know, affected by the 2022 floods?

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    If you were affected by flooding in NSW, or south-east Queensland this year, you are invited to take part in an independent social research project that investigates communitee experiences of the floods.

    The research is being conducted for Natural Hazards Research Australia by researchers at Macquarie University, the University of Southern Queensland and Queensland University of Technology. It is supported by the NSW State Emergency Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

    Help the research teams learn from what happened before, during and after the floods. By contributing your personal experience to this research, you can improve community safety strategies and influence future policy, to help communities adapt and reduce their risks from floods.

    What does participation involve?

    We are conducting interviews, starting in August, either online (using Zoom), over the phone, or in person.

    There will also be an online survey from mid-September onwards.

    To find out more, and register to participate, please scan the QR code below:

    Sharing your experience is entirely voluntary and strictly confidential. You are also free to withdraw at any time.

    For additional details, and to promote this survey, please download the Floods Survey Brochure.

    If you have any questions, or can’t access the QR code, please get in touch with the lead researcher - A/Prof Mel Taylor, Macquarie University at floods2022@mq.edu.au, or call (02) 9850 9955.

  • Recovery Newsletter - 28 July 2022

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    The Flood Recovery Newsletter - 28 July 2022 will help guide you through the recovery process, whether it be bushfire, flood, or COVID-19. Learn about the support available and how we can work together towards recovery.

    Council’s Recovery Outreach Team is here to assist Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 1300 293 111. Recovery services can also be accessed through Service NSW from 7am to 7pm every day on 13 77 88 or online at www.service.nsw.gov.au.

    All Flood Recovery Newsletter issues will be published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Financial Support

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    Has your property been damaged by the recent flood?

    Shoalhaven Local Government Area has been declared a natural disaster and financial support is available to community and businesses who have been affected by flood inundation.

    The Australian Government has announced financial assistance …claims can be lodged from 2.00pm Thursday 7 July 2022…community has until 26 December 2022 to make a claim

    Support available

    Disaster Recovery Payment

    $1,000 per adult and $400 per child if your home has been damaged or destroyed

    Disaster Recovery Allowance

    Short-term income assistance (up to 13 weeks) if you have lost income as a direct result of the floods

    For assistance, please contact Service NSW 13 77 88 | 7.00am to 7.00pm

    Refer online for more details https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/floods/financial-assistance

  • Flood Recovery Newsletter - 9 June 2022

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    The Flood Recovery Newsletter - 9 June 2022 will help guide you through the recovery process, whether it be bushfire, flood, or COVID-19. Learn about the support available and how we can work together towards recovery.

    Council’s Recovery Outreach Team is here to assist Monday to Friday 9am to 5om on 1300 293 111. Recovery services can also be accessed through Service NSW from 7am to 7pm every day on 13 77 88 or online at www.service.nsw.gov.au.

    All Flood Recovery Newsletter issues will be published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Flood Recovery Newsletter - 9 May 2022

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    The Flood Recovery Newsletter - 9 May 2022 will help guide you through the recovery process, whether it be bushfire, flood, or COVID-19. Learn about the support available and how we can work together towards recovery.

    Council’s Recovery Outreach Team is here to assist Monday to Friday 9am to 5om on 1300 293 111. Recovery services can also be accessed through Service NSW from 7am to 7pm every day on 13 77 88 or online at www.service.nsw.gov.au.

    All Flood Recovery Newsletter issues will be published in the 'Document Library' on this web page.

  • Service NSW Returns to Shoalhaven

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    Service NSW is returning to Shoalhaven in June 2022.

    The dedicated Service NSW team will be on board to provide support across a broad range of services, including:

    • Roads & Maritime Services (including licence and registration renewals and applications).
    • Processing of NSW Fitness to Drive Medical Assessments and Mobility Parking Applications.
    • Processing of RSA and RCG cards.
    • Undertaking Driver Knowledge Tests.
    • Births, Deaths and Marriages (including birth, marriage, death and change of name certificates).
    • Application and Renewal of Working with Children Checks on behalf of Office of Children’s Guardian.

    Sanctuary Point
    Where: The Country Club, 11 Paradise Beach Road
    When: Thursday, 2 June 2022
    Time: 10am to 3pm

    Kangaroo Valley
    Where: Nostalgia Factory Car Park, 167 Moss Vale Road
    When: Monday, 6 June 2022
    Time: 9am to 12am

    Berry
    Where: Behind IGA, Albert Street
    When: Tuesday, 7 June 2022
    Time: 9am to 3pm

    Shoalhaven Heads
    Where: Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club, 76 Shoalhaven Heads Road
    When: Wednesday, 8 June 2022
    Time: 9am to 3pm

    Vincentia
    Where: Burton Street Car Park
    When: Thursday, 9 June 2022
    Time: 9am to 3pm

    Sussex Inlet
    Where: Neighbourhood Centre, Corner of Jacobson Drive and Nielson Road
    When: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
    Time: 9am to 3pm

    Sanctuary Point
    Where: The Country Club, 11 Paradise Beach Road
    When: Thursday, 23 June 2022
    Time: 10am to 3pm

    The Mobile Service Centre is a cashless facility and will accept payment by credit/debit cards or cheques.

    For more information on service locations, visit the Service NSW website.

  • Flood Damaged Waste - Free Tip Extension

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    An extension has been issued to 31 May 2022, allowing residents to continue disposing of their flood damaged waste free of charge.

    In support of the clean-up effort, waste directly caused by the severe weather events and floods in the Shoalhaven in early March, can be disposed of free of charge at any Council Recycling and Waste Depot.

    Residents will be required to sign a declaration at the Waste Depot that the waste disposed is a result of the 2022 March East Coast Low severe weather and flooding event.

    The Shoalhaven community has shown such incredible resilience during yet another challenging event. Providing free tipping of flood damaged waste is a crucial step in the recovery phase for the whole community.

    Visit our Recycling and Waste Depots page for a list of Depots and operating hours.

  • 13Yarn - National Crisis Support Line

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    13YARN [Thirteen YARN] is the first National crisis support line for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping. We offer a confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter who can provide crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    13YARN empowers our community with the opportunity to yarn without judgment and provides a culturally safe space to speak about their needs, worries or concerns.

    If you, or someone you know, are feeling worried or no good, we encourage you to connect with 13YARN on 13 92 76 (24 hours/7 days) and talk with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter.

    For more information, please visit the https://www.13yarn.org.au/ website.

  • Flood Recovery Pop Up

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    Shoalhaven City Council's Outreach team, together with supporting agencies, is holding local Flood Recovery Outreach to provide information and support to our flood-affected community. The recovery journey is a complex one and can have many challenges. The Outreach team is here to listen, help and provide practical support.

    When: Tuesday 10 May 2022

    Where: Shoalhaven Heads Community Centre, 111 Shoal haven Heads Road

    Time: 1.00pm to 5.00pm

    If you have an enquiry and are unable to attend, please submit a Flood Recovery Enquiry to Council by calling 1300 283 111 or emailing council@shoalhaven.nsw. gov.au.

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