The Rural Recovery Support Service provides support to Primary Producers and Rural Landholders that have been impacted by natural disasters.
Our Recovery Officers can help you:
Recovery Officers are a single point of contact, providing information and referrals to support you on your recovery journey.
Contact us on our general enquiry line 0448 077 684 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively contact our Recovery Officers directly at the detail below:
|Wolfgang Smith||0456 818 email@example.com||Ballina|
|Rosie Whitelaw||0460 729 firstname.lastname@example.org||Ballina|
|Brett Hall||0438 828 email@example.com||Bellingen|
|Nitya Rolfe||0458 632 firstname.lastname@example.org||Byron|
|Heidi Rookyard||0455 162 email@example.com||Central West / North West LGAs|
|Robert McGorman||0408 300 firstname.lastname@example.org||Central West / North West LGAs|
|Sally Downie||0438 698 email@example.com||Central West LGAs|
|Jane Atkinson||0438 963 firstname.lastname@example.org||Central West LGAs|
|James Deering||0447 364 email@example.com||Central West LGAs|
|Melanie Kenyon||0477 801 firstname.lastname@example.org||Clarence Valley|
|Sally Power||0407 295 email@example.com||Clarence Valley|
|Ellen Day||0429 995 firstname.lastname@example.org||Far West / Riverina Murray LGAs|
|Jane Munro||0417 463 email@example.com||Glen Innes Armidale|
|Lisa Sullivan||0438 080 firstname.lastname@example.org||Hawkesbury|
|Louise Fletcher||0499 307 email@example.com||Hawkesbury|
|Julian Farrugia||0488 100 firstname.lastname@example.org||Hunter LGAs|
|Emily Worthington-Rich||0472 707 email@example.com||Hunter LGAs|
|Rob Edwards||0417 443 firstname.lastname@example.org||Kempsey|
|Fiona Borello||0455 455 email@example.com||Kyogle|
|Bianca Campbell||0428 029 firstname.lastname@example.org||Lismore|
|Paul Dodd||0418 690 email@example.com||Lismore/Richmond Valley|
|Joanne Mountney||0477 987 firstname.lastname@example.org||Mid Coast|
|Bonita Leighton||0427 156 email@example.com||Mid Coast|
|Tia McIntyre||0477 100 firstname.lastname@example.org||Nambucca|
|Pippy Donaldson||0455 076 email@example.com||North West LGAs|
|Kellie Harrison||0409 840 firstname.lastname@example.org||North West LGAs|
|Eden Sutherland||0439 531 email@example.com||Port Mac Hastings|
|Yvonne Campbell||0474 872 firstname.lastname@example.org||Richmond Valley|
|Aimee Kenney||0437 762 email@example.com||Richmond Valley|
|Lee Camin||0476 159 firstname.lastname@example.org||Riverina Murray LGAs|
|Sophie Warran||0437 632 email@example.com||Riverina Murray LGAs|
|Henry Goodall||0438 744 firstname.lastname@example.org||South Coast LGAs|
|Tony O'Connor||0448 301 email@example.com||Tweed|
Please click on the blue bars below to find information that can help you recover from floods.
To record damage to primary production and animals from natural disasters visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/damage
The damage survey allows you to record the number of crops, animals, infrastructure and other primary industries damaged in a single event. You can add photos to the assessment and see the severity of damage in your area. With the current floods, we are encouraging those impacted to submit to this survey.
Floodwaters and wet conditions can cause a wide range of livestock health issues. Monitor your livestock for signs of disease or injury, ensuring your livestock have access to adequate food and water.
Information on what to look out for can be found HERE.
If you observe any signs of disease or illness please contact your local district vet on 1300 795 299 or call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 678 593.
If your horse has been directly affected by flooding, submerged or standing in floodwaters for long periods of time it can lead to several health issues, monitor your horses for any signs of illness or injury.
It is important to assess them as soon as possible, make sure they have clean water to drink and access to food and shelter. For more information on how to care for horses after floods, click HERE.
It’s important that landholders understand where feed and fodder has come from, and what it is made up of so potential biosecurity risks can be managed. NSW Department of Primary Industries have produced this helpful handout for landholders and you can download a copy HERE.
For information about buying hay or silage after a flood, click HERE.
For information about biosecurity risks, like pests, weeds and diseases, visit Feed and Fodder (nsw.gov.au)
After flood or storms, suspended solids such as soil, silt or clay, can clog filters or irrigation systems. Poor water quality can reduce the productivity of plants and pastures or compromise livestock and human health.
If you have any doubts about the quality of water you intend to use for irrigation, stock, human consumption or other domestic purpose, you should get it tested. For more information, click HERE or call (02) 6626 1103.
Recent flooding has devastated many horticulture businesses across our region. Financial assistance is available.
Click HERE for available assistance.
We also encourage you to seek specific advice on the impact of floodwaters to your enterprise given the unique needs of various tree crops, vegetables or berries.
Assessing and stabilising soil erosion earlier is best to prevent further damage following rain events. Please also be mindful that flood water can impact crop product simply by conveying health risks like leptospirosis or untreated sewerage.
Chat to a trusted advisor in your industry or reach out to resources including https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/horticulture or https://ausveg.com.au or https://www.horticulture.com.au
Please note the dedicated Bushfire Recovery Support Service finished at end of December 2021. If you require assistance, regardless of the disaster affecting you, please contact the Flood Recovery Support Service.