$25,000 grants available for cyclone-impacted primary producers in Far North Queensland

Recovery assistance grants of up to $25,000 are now available to support the recovery of primary producers in Far North Queensland impacted by Tropical Cyclone Niran.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

The extraordinary DRFA Category C assistance will provide financial support to drive the recovery of primary producers in Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Hinchinbrook, Mareeba and Tablelands.

Primary producers in these regions have reported between 20 and 100 per cent crop losses, as well as plant machinery and equipment damage.

The total economic impact on primary producers is estimated at $146 million in the Cassowary Coast region alone.

Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au and the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s website at www.qra.qld.gov.au.  

For more information on assistance available to primary producers visit www.qrida.qld.gov.au or free call 1800 623 946.