COUNCIL building surveyors will inspect flood affected properties across Tweed Heads free of charge.
Inspections will be on a priority basis and will assist with general information about rebuilding and construction that may be required within the flood zone.
“I encourage people particularly those with limited support networks to get in contact with Council,” Vince Connell, Council’s Director of Planning and Regulation said.
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“These inspections are part of Council’s efforts to help people hardest hit by this disaster.
“Home owners are advised to have their electrician check electrical wiring and there may be circumstances where a structural engineer needs to be engaged in addition to the Council inspection.
“Anyone affected should also contact their insurers as soon as possible regarding their requirements and are advised to take photos of all damage.”
To book an inspection or for more detail contact Council’s Building and Environmental Health Unit on (02) 6670 2439.
For further information about Council services including contacts, updates and disaster assistance links visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 6670 2400.