68 caravans delivered, pod housing sites being prepared for flood impacted

ABOVE: The site at Park St in Evans Head is being prepared for temporary homes.

Susanna Freymark

Sixty-eight caravans have been delivered to Richmond Valley as part of the State Government’s at-home caravan program for flood impacted residents.

Woodburn has received 39 caravans, nine went to Coraki and 20 were spread across the surrounding area including Swan Bay and Doonbah.

A further 38 applications are being processed and allocated.

The caravans are located at people’s homes at no cost.

Face-to-face applications between residents and  Resilience NSW staff helped in the assessment and allocation of the caravans.

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke housing was one of the biggest challenges in the flood recovery effort.

Pod sites in Evans Head and Coraki are being currently being prepared for the delivery of temporary homes. The Park St site at Evans Head is preparing concrete pads for temporary homes. In Coraki, the old hospital grounds will be used as a site for temporary homes.

The program was trialed in Woodburn and is being rolled out to Byron Shire.

For more information about the at-home caravan program, pods, and other temporary accommodation in flood-affected areas go here.

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