Disaster assistance extended for more flooded Northern Queensland communities

Disaster assistance has been extended to four additional Local Government Areas of Cloncurry, Douglas, Hope Vale and McKinlay following the intense rainfall which resulted in far reaching flooding throughout Northern and Central-Western Queensland last month.

The assistance is made possible through the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) which will assist to cover clean up and repair costs of infrastructure, including damaged roads affected during the event between 21 and 28 April.

The activation of the DRFA will see councils reimbursed for clean-up activities and reconstruction costs so they can get on with the job knowing they will be reimbursed for their eligible activities

The Australian and Queensland governments will continue to work with all communities across the board to provide all available support to assist with recovery.

DRFA assistance has already been activated for the following Local Government Areas: Barcaldine Regional Council, Barcoo Regional Council, Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, Boulia Shire Council, Burdekin Shire Council, Cloncurry Shire Council, Cook Shire Council, Douglas Shire Council, Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, Longreach Regional Council, McKinlay Shire Council, Mornington Shire Council, Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council and Winton Shire Council.