Residents begin to move into Coraki pods, Evans Head next month

ABOVE: The preparation of the Evans Head site.

Susanna Freymark

People are “beginning to move into the pods” at the temporary housing site at the old Coraki hospital grounds, according to the flood minister’s media person.

The Evans Head temporary housing site opposite the RSL Club will open early next month.

The State Government is creating 11 temporary housing sites with pods and caravans across the Northern Rivers for people whose homes were impacted by floods.

Coraki pod village under construction a few weeks ago. Photos: Susanna Freymark

Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke was in Lismore to officially open the Southern Cross University site with 52 dwellings and the capacity to house more than 200 people.

The site is almost finished and residents are expected to move in later this month.

“Housing is one of our biggest challenges in the Northern Rivers, especially with persistent rain delaying construction, but we’re continuing to push forward with these housing sites to provide people with a safe and secure roof over their heads,” Ms Cooke said.

The temporary housing sites are expected to be used for two–three years.

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