RTA to waive fees for flood victims
THE NSW Government has put up its hand to help restore roads and support residents in areas damaged by flooding.
Minister for Roads Michael Daley said the RTA would waive fees and provide special proof of identity arrangements for residents whose documentation has been lost, damaged or destroyed.
“If you live in a declared natural disaster area, we'll do all we can to replace your licence, vehicle registration documents, photo identification and mobility parking scheme cards as quickly as possible,” he said.
“If you have no proof of identity and no photo stored with the RTA, you will be issued with an interim licence.”
Mr Daley said the following transactions would be processed free for flood victims:
- re-issuing of number plates;
- replacement of registration certificates and labels;
- replacement of driver licences and NSW photo cards; and -
- replacement of Mobility Parking Scheme cards.
“Registration will also be reinstated at no charge for customers whose vehicles are insured for flood damage or write offs,” he said.
“I urge locals to contact the RTA call centre on 132 213 for all the relevant flood assistance information.”
Mr Daley said the NSW Government would also provide funding to local councils in declared disaster zones to help repair damaged roads.
“The State Government is focused on getting life on the North Coast back to normal as quickly as possible and rebuilding damaged roads is a very important part of that process,” he said.