Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Dungog clubs receive disaster fund boost

Friday January 15, 2016 - 07:38 EDT
ABC image
The Dungog RSL club has been granted thousands of dollars for upgrades to support the community during natural disasters. - ABC

Two Dungog clubs have welcomed more than $100,000 in state government funds that will be used to better prepare them for emergencies.

The funding announcement was made yesterday as the area was declared a natural disaster zone following extensive flooding last week.

Dungog Memorial Bowls Club president Spencer Thompson said they will receive money to buy a generator.

"This generator is going to make an enormous difference," he said.

"We do not have a generator and in the case of disasters as we have recently had, we were without power and everything just comes to a stop."

The Dungog RSL Club will receive more than $50,000 to boost its kitchen facilities and buy inflatable mattresses.

The club's manager Ross Lovegrove said the funding will better equip the site for emergencies will provide peace of mind to flood-weary residents.

He said there is still a lot of fear in the community about further flood events.

"I think every time that it rains, they get concerned," he said.

"They had to evacuate last Monday night out of low lying areas which I think upset quite a few people emotionally."


- ABC

© ABC 2016

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Sydney weather: Temperatures hit 40C in western Sydney ahead of late cool change

18:43 EDT

Demand for ambulances has risen by 40 per cent across the Sydney metro area today, with temperatures in the western suburbs hitting 40 degrees Celsius.

How hot does it get in Australia?

14:43 EDT

With summer underway in Australia and heatwave conditions affecting a number of states this week, a lot of temperature observations are being compared to historical records.

Burst of summer heat prompts fire ban in Sydney

10:00 EDT

Authorities have issued a total fire ban for Sydney today as the city's residents brace for the warmest day so far this season.