Out of 370 homes eligible for retrofit and house raising, 49 are in Richmond Valley, three in Kyogle

Homes were flooded at Woodburn in 2022. Photo: Contributed

Susanna Freymark

When the NSW Reconstruction Authority announced that 370 homes across seven council areas had been identified as eligible for house raising or retrofit, IndyNR.com asked the authority where these eligible homes were located.

A week later, the information the Authority provided only has details of the LGAs not individual towns and villages.

In Richmond Valley, 49 homeowners have been contacted by the Reconstruction Authority about the raise and retrofit stream, 15 are in the early stages of having home assessments completed and one homeowner has been approved for a raise or retrofit.

In Kyogle, three homeowners have been contacted by the Authority about the raise and retrofit stream and one homeowner has been engaged in a home assessment.

A cow seeks refuge from the flood at Coraki in 2022. Photo: Contributed

A NSW Reconstruction Authority spokesperson encourages anyone who is considering commencing works, or who has carried out works already to contact the Authority to determine whether they are eligible.

Eligible homeowners will get up to $50,000 for a home retrofit and $100,000 for a house raising with a dollar-for dollar co-contribution between the Authority and homeowners, up to a maximum of $100,000 for retrofits and $200,000 for home raising.

The Home Raising and Home Retrofit is part of the $790 million Resilient Homes Program.

For further information about house raising or retrofit streams go here.

Watch the film Tinnie Heroes about the 2022 floods below.

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