Disaster assistance is available to primary producers in Barcaldine, Longreach and Winton
Disaster assistance is available to primary producers in Barcaldine, Longreach and Winton after intense rainfall and flooding swept through Northern and Central-Western Queensland during April and May.
The assistance is made available through the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and will give primary producers in those areas access to freight subsidies of up to $5,000 and low-interest loans of up to $250,000.
This assistance will provide a helping hand to those who have been affected by the event between 21 April and 12 May 2022.
Croydon Shire Council has also been added to the list of councils activated for counter disaster operations, which will help with the costs of the clean-up and recovery.
In response to the Northern and Central-Western Queensland rainfall and flooding event from 21 April – 12 May, DRFA assistance has been activated for Barcaldine Regional Council, Barcoo Regional Council, Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, Boulia Shire Council, Burdekin Shire Council, Carpentaria Shire Council, Charters Towers, Cloncurry Shire Council, Cook Shire Council, Croydon Shire Council, Douglas Shire Council, Flinders Shire Council, Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, Longreach Regional Council, McKinlay Shire Council, Mornington Shire Council, Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council, Richmond Shire Council, Winton Shire Council and Whitsunday Regional Council.