Disaster assistance for Southern Queensland following severe rainfall

Disaster assistance is now available for the Lockyer Valley, Balonne and Barcoo local government areas following severe storms occurring from 19-27 October 2022.

Assistance for counter disaster operations, and to repair roads and other essential public infrastructure is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Conditions caused major impacts to local and state roads, resulting in road closures and, in some cases, short-term isolation to areas across the impacted LGAs.

This assistance will ensure damaged roads are repaired sooner and will allow councils to recuperate the costs of their counter disaster efforts.

With natural disaster season upon us, the Australian and Queensland Governments will continue to work together to provide rapid recovery assistance.

It doesn’t matter where you live in this state. Queenslanders can take strength in the knowledge they’re being supported through tough times caused by Mother Nature.