Pod sites for those impacted by floods announced for Woodburn and Evans Head

ABOVE: The State Government has delivered pods to Wollongbar. Photo: Contributed

Susanna Freymark

Nine sites including in Evans Head and Woodburn will be used for temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents.

The nine sites will have capacity for about 800 temporary modular homes known as pods.

The pods will be located at:

Corner of Park and Booyong streets in Evans Head

Corner of Wagner and Uralba streets in Woodburn

 Bath Street in Wardell

The other sites are in Wollongbar,  Lismore, East Lismore, Lindendale and Pottsville North.

Once the site establishment work and the connection of utilities is complete, each site will be handed over to a community housing provider, who will allocate and manage the pods, which might remain in place for up to two years, depending on community need.

The need for extra parking and increased capacity for water, sewerage, power and garbage collection has been considered by the State Government in this flood recovery response.

A time frame of when the pods will be ready for people to move in was not given.

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the types of temporary accommodation in production included caravans, Minderoo
pods, self-contained studio homes and one, two or three bedroom modular homes,
ensuring that a range of family sizes could be accommodated.

“Each site was identified in partnership with local councils,” Ms Cooke said.

Further temporary accommodation sites are expected to be rolled out in the coming weeks and months. The NSW Government is also working on longer-term housing solutions for flood-affected communities.

Flood-affected community members seeking housing support can contact Service
NSW on 13 77 88 or visit here.

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