Disaster assistance extended for more flooded Queensland communities

Disaster assistance has been extended to further support flood impacted residents and communities in Central, Southern and Western Queensland as the State’s flooding emergency continues to unfold.

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

Grants of up to $180 per person, to a maximum of $900 for a family of five or more, are available to eligible people in Inglewood experiencing financial hardship and distress as a result of the floods. Grants are also available to assist the safe reconnection of essential services once people return to their homes.

In addition, the local councils of Banana, Barcaldine, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Maranoa, Scenic Rim, South Burnett and Toowoomba will have costs associated with clean-up and restoration of essential public assets covered by the DRFA.

This extension of the DRFA is in addition to the disaster assistance already available in Barcoo, Blackall-Tambo, Boulia, Diamantina and Southern Downs as a result of the widespread flooding earlier in November.

For information on Personal Hardship Assistance, contact the Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349 or visit www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies.

 

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