Disaster assistance extended to support flooded Queensland primary producers

Critical disaster assistance will now flow to primary producers in Central, Southern and Western Queensland impacted by the recent floods through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

This DRFA assistance measure will provide concessional loans up to $250,000 to primary producers and essential working capital loans of up to $100,000 to continue on-farm operations for impacted primary producers in Bundaberg, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, South Burnett, Southern Downs, Toowoomba and the Western Downs.

These primary producers can also access freight subsidies of up to $5,000 for the movement of stock, feed, machinery, fuel, water and building/fencing materials.

In addition, small business owners in the Goondiwindi Council area impacted by the recent flood will have access to the same level of financial support as primary producers.

DRFA assistance has also been extended to the local governments of Central Highlands, Longreach, Murweh and Western Downs to assist with their clean-up operations and the repair of essential public assets damaged by the floods.

This extension of the DRFA is in addition to the disaster assistance already available in Banana, Barcaldine, Barcoo, Blackall-Tambo, Boulia, Diamantina, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Maranoa, Scenic Rim, South Burnett, Southern Downs and Toowoomba as a result of the widespread flooding.

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