The problem we face proper now’s a battle on two fronts. I used to be up north with the minister yesterday the place we’re seeing the restoration underway and along with that restoration, we’re presently coping with the fast response right here in Sydney.
However in consequence, immediately, we will likely be standing up the Disaster Coverage Committee of Cupboard to make sure that that restoration takes place in one of the simplest ways doable …
While we’re coping with the fast proper right here in Sydney, I do wish to say notably to these folks in communities within the north, many individuals immediately within the Northern Rivers and over the past 24 hours have returned dwelling, and what they [have] returned dwelling to is devastating.
Whether it is doable for our SES and RFS groups to return into these areas, we will likely be there to supply that assist, to get the clean-up carried out as rapidly as doable.
We all know that many individuals are returning to heartbreaking scenes and it’s devastating, however that assist will likely be there. And while these devastating scenes are in place, what I noticed yesterday as effectively is such excessive spirit[s], and thru adversity, our state is stronger.
To see so many volunteers, not simply in New South Wales, however from different states, coming in to help, to supply that care and assist for folks is overwhelming, and to all of you, can I say thanks, as a result of it’s that spirit of service that makes our state nice and it’s that spirit of service that I do know will guarantee, by these troublesome occasions, that we are going to get by.