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AUSTRALIAN & QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT FLOOD DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

By | February 6, 2013 at 5:44 am | No comments | Latest News

FINANCIAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE TO TURF PRODUCERS IN EFFECTED AREAS.

Flood disaster affected Primary Producers (Turf growers) can access support relief financial assistance from the QRAA (Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority) under the NDRRA (Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements).

QRAA is a statutory authority of the Queensland Government established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994 (the Act), reporting to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Hon John McVeigh MP.

  • A low interest loan up to a maximum of $250,000.
  • Clean-up and recovery grants of up to $25,000.

On February the 4th the Queensland Government released the “Clean-up and Recovery Grants” of up to $25,000 are now available for small businesses, primary producers and not-for-profit organisations in areas severely affected by flooding in Queensland. This assistance, available under Category C of the jointly funded Federal/State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), will initially apply to organisations and primary producers in Bundaberg, North Burnett, Fraser Coast, Gympie and Lockyer Valley.  The Commonwealth and Queensland Governments will continue to assess the impact of the floods on other areas to see if this assistance should be activated elsewhere. The assistance is designed to help with the economic impacts that these devastating floods have had on local businesses and the wider community.

The Disaster Income Recovery Subsidy is being made available to individuals in the hardest hit areas of Bundaberg, Gympie, Fraser Coast, North Burnett and Lockyer Valley.

The following links are applicable:

http://www.treasurer.gov.au/DisplayDocs.aspx?doc=pressreleases/2013/015.htm&pageID=003&min=wms&Year=2013&doctype=0

More information about the assistance that is available in each affected local government area can be found on;

http://www.disasterassist.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

More information about how to apply for concessional loans and freight subsidies is available on;

http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/30_22441.htm

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