Limpinwood Gardens Nursery co-owner Russell Costin, whose driveway was washed away in torrential rain during January.
Limpinwood Gardens Nursery co-owner Russell Costin, whose driveway was washed away in torrential rain during January. John Gass

Funding grant for road damage

A NATIVE plant nursery at the back of the Tweed valley has won a $4000 grant to help it recover from flood damage.

The Murwillumbah and District Business Chamber has won the grant for the Limpinwood Gardens Nursery, whose driveway was washed away.

Sharon Costin, who runs the business with her husband Russell, said the grant would enable them to fix a vital internal road on their property which sits under the Border Ranges, and praised the NSW Business Chamber for its help.

“I can’t remember exactly what the date was, but it was one of those heavy rainfalls in January,” Mrs Costin said.

“The guttering on our internal road couldn’t take it.

"The bitumen is just hanging there.”

Mrs Costin said she had only recently joined the NSW Business Chamber because “in this day and age you’ve got to be organised and up on what’s going on".

After the January floods the NSW chamber’s local business development executive Mark Young personally visited the nursery, and after seeing the damage suggested they apply for a grant.

The $4000 cheque, which is part of $200,000 the NSW chamber recently allocated to support businesses affected by floods in Brisbane as well as in the Northern Rivers region, is to be presented to the Costins tomorrow at a breakfast meeting of the Murwillumbah Business Chamber.



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