On Monday, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan MP, together with District Manager for NSW RFS Clarence Valley – Superintendent Stuart Watts, CVC General Manager Ashley Lindsay and CVC Mayor Jim Simmons met with Nymboida volunteer co-ordinator Fiona Passmore at the Nymboida Hall to discuss the upgrade of the community hall.
Clarence Valley Council has received over $1.4 million in Federal Government grants to assist with bushfire recovery and has used this to upgrade important community assets.
“Nymboida was a community deeply impacted by the bushfires and I was in Nymboida only three or four days after the fire went through there and the emotional impact of that was just devastating,” Mr Hogan said.
“Community halls are a crucial part of communities, especially in Nymboida.
“The recent bushfires devastated this community and it is important we rebuild and upgrade together.”
“I would like to congratulate Clarence Valley Council on the way they have distributed the money.”
“This is on top of funding Council received to replace damaged infrastructure.”
Cr Simmons said it was a priority of Council to ensure recovery was undertaken in the timeliest manner possible.
“Council’s priority is to rapidly rebuild stronger and more resilient communities, focussing on the health and wellbeing of our people, as well as the repair of property and restoration of the environment,” Cr Simmons said.
Initial works could include:
• Sealing roofing, external facades and insulation
• Supplementing water tanks and supply/store fitting connections
• Providing, leafless gutters, and metal fly screens/barriers
• Generator set connections
• Amenities improvements
• Communications package