DISASTER ASSISTANCE EXTENDED FOR MORE FLOODED QUEENSLAND COMMUNITIES

Disaster assistance has now been extended to Bundaberg, North Burnett and South Burnett Regional Councils following the recent floods associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth.

Personal hardship assistance has also been extended to the community of Dallarnil in North Burnett, which had been hit hard by the major flooding.

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

This assistance means that eligible residents in and around Dallarnil who have suffered the effects of ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth can now access grants of up to $180 per person, to a maximum of $900 for a family of five or more, as well as grants of up to $4,200 to safely reconnect essential services.

Assistance is also being made available through the DRFA to help the Bundaberg, North Burnett and South Burnett local councils cover the cost of clean-up efforts and the repair of essential public infrastructure.

The Australian and Queensland governments are continuing to work together to support ongoing recovery efforts in the region to ensure all communities hit by these floods have the best support available at this difficult time.

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 Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s website at www.qra.qld.gov.au.