News the NSW Government has not yet formally asked the Federal Government for funding for a Resilient Homes Package for the Northern Rivers was shocking Lismore MP Janelle Saffin said.
The revelation came via the ABC's Q&A program, and the MP said her patience was starting to wear thin over the delays.
"I thought, this is un-bloody-believable!," Ms Saffin said.
"The Resilient Homes Package includes buybacks, landswaps, relocatables, voluntary house raising and retrofitting to make homes flood resistant.
"This is one thing we have long waited for, ever since we saw the Queensland Premier and former Prime Minister announce it for Queensland.
"We have a commitment from the NSW Government to do this, but why not start today?
"Has the NSW Cabinet even dealt with it yet?
"What were they doing for the two weeks that they sat on the Flood Report? We would all like to know.
"We know the impacts. Let us get cracking. I can design an EOI today.
"Let the NRRC get on with the job it is designed to do.
"Let the housing begin in earnest, and not just Pod Villages; be flexible and get going.
'I have been bi partisan.
'I have been reasonable.
'I have been patient, but my patience on behalf of our communities is wearing very thin.
"Be assured I'll continue to push for this to happen as soon as possible."
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