Lord Howe Island gets ADF Easter supplies

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The Australian Defence Force will deliver critical Easter supplies to Lord Howe Island after ferry services to the tiny tourist island were disrupted by the recent catastrophic floods in NSW.

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said dry, cold and frozen food as well as LPG gas would be delivered to the island on Friday, ahead of the Easter long weekend.

"There will be around 1000 people on the island over the Easter long weekend including residents, staff and visitors, so this mission will ensure that business can continue as usual over this important time," he said in a statement on Thursday.

"This will be a great boost for the people of Lord Howe Island ahead of a very busy holiday period."

The ADF had provided vital support to NSW throughout the floods, with life-saving search and rescue helicopters as well as boots on the ground to help with clearing debris and wreckage, he said.

As the clean up continues the SES on Thursday gave the final all clear for residents to return to their homes affected by flooding in parts of northwest Sydney.