Falinski calls for more disaster relief funding

Local MP Jason Falinski is calling for more disaster relief funding to assist the Northern Beaches in recovering the significant, and expensive, clean-up costs following the April 2015 storms.

On 9 September 2016, Mr Falinski announced that the Federal Government gave $7.5 million to helping New South Wales with the disaster relief.

But Mr Falinski said “It’s a good start, but more funds are needed for the area. Community assets have to be restored and debris removed from public areas, without the community bearing the brunt of that cost. I have and will continue to raise this issue with Minister Keenan.”

Warringah Council has claimed $300,000 and Pittwater $1.9 million with the State Government to cover the repair of critical assets. However this does not cover the cost of the wider environmental clean-up.