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 28 November 2022

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  • Emergency Preparedness Workshop for Care Providers

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  • Flood Recovery Newsletter - 2 December 2022

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    The Flood Recovery Newsletter - 2 December 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.



  • Looking for Some Financial Assistance?

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    Service NSW Disaster Assistance Finder

    Did you know that you can complete a simple online questionnaire with Service NSW to identify support that you or your buisness may be eligible for if you have suffered damage or loss from any of the three natural disaster events in the Shoalhaven, March, July and September 2022?

    Visit https://disasterassistance.service.nsw.gov.au/

    70 Rebates to help manage the cost of living

    The NSW Government is helping reduce the cost of living with more than 70 rebates and vouchers…like to know more, try the online Service NSW Savings Finder

    1. Click through 6 simple questions.
    2. See a personalised list of savings.

    Visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/savings-finder

    You can contact Service NSW on 13 77 88 (7am to 7pm)

  • Flood Recovery Information and Support

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    Over the past months the Shoalhaven has experienced torrential rain, damaging winds and floods resulting in landslips, road damage and for some in our community, isolation. This is still a stressful time. We are all affected by disasters in our own personal way and there is no right or wrong way to feel about all that is happening.

    Not feeling like your usual self … would you like a little more support, need to talk?

    Council’s Outreach Team is here to support… we are here to listen, help, provide referrals and practical advice. Just having someone to talk with can make a difference.

    Speak with Jennifer Healey or Janis Gordon on (02) 4429 5888 (business hours)

    You may have noticed some changes, do you...

    • Have difficulty concentrating or remembering
    • Do not feel as organised or ‘on the ball’
    • Have trouble starting things or following through
    • Do not feel like being around others
    • Do not enjoy things you used to enjoy
    • Spend more time in bed or feel exhausted
    • React with strong emotions which you normally do not feel or can usually control

    You are not alone, these reactions are a normal response to these intense events. While these changes can be unsettling, they are usually temporary, and you do not have to face them on your own.

    The NSW Health Disaster Recovery Clinicians are available and offer free confidential assistance on (02) 4424 7888 (business hours)

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  • Let's Connect - Free Community Workshops

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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.

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