A temporary housing site at Pottsville is now home for flood-affected Northern Rivers residents as the NSW Government continues to roll out medium-term housing following the February-March flood events.

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke joined Minster for Families and Communities Natasha Maclaren-Jones and Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today to visit residents at Pottsville.

“It’s been a long road to recovery for Northern Rivers residents and there is still a long way to go, but I am pleased to see more people being able to access safe and secure housing in the aftermath of what was a truly devastating natural disaster,” Ms Cooke said.

“The Pottsville temporary housing site is one of a dozen similar developments across the Northern Rivers which are designed to provide displaced locals with accommodation close to their communities while they repair and rebuild in the months and years ahead.”

Mrs Maclaren-Jones said the newly established site on Tweed Coast Road contains more than 30 state-of-the art caravans which have the capacity to house more than 70 people.

“It was heartening to meet rehomed residents today, to hear their stories and to see firsthand the relief and respite these caravans have given them,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

“Whether it’s temporary housing sites, at-home caravans or repairing social housing, the NSW Government is committed to providing homes for people so that they can concentrate on their recovery from the flooding.”

Mr Provest said the Pottsville site will provide much needed relief for flood-affected residents in the Tweed community.

“It’s been a difficult period for our Tweed community since the flooding earlier this year with many having to deal with the uncertainty of being forced from their flood-damaged homes,” Mr Provest said.

“This temporary housing site will give them some relief by providing a medium-term housing solution, allowing them to concentrate on the tough task of rebuilding.”