Three floods in two years would take a toll on any community, and the communities of Wisemans Ferry, Sackville North and Lower Portland are no different. My thoughts are with those who have again been affected by the floods.
Please be aware that if you – or someone you know – have been impacted by recent flooding, you may qualify for financial assistance.
The Disaster Recovery Payment provides a one-off payment of $1000 per eligible adult and $400 per eligible child. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3PmOeNd or call Services Australia on 180 22 66
The Disaster Recovery Allowance offers a short-term payment to help if you could not work due to the disaster; it provides up to 13 weeks of disaster payment. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3nZ2LD3 or call Services Australia on 180 22 66
The Disaster Relief Grant is available to those eligible individuals or families whose homes or essential household contents were damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster. These grants assist with the cost of replacing essential household items or contribute to crucial structural repairs to homes. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3z1QsMG or call Service NSW on 13 77 88
The Disaster Recovery Grant is available for small businesses or not-for-profit organisations that have been directly impacted by floods. Grants are available for eligible entities of up to $50,000 to help pay for the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of a business or organisation’s operations. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3PkjVay or call Service NSW on 13 77 88
The Special Disaster Grant is available for eligible primary producers that have been directly impacted by the floods. Grants of up to $75,000 are available for eligible primary producers to assist with clean-up, maintenance and other expenses incurred as a result of flooding. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3O9QE0R or call the Rural Assistance Authority team on 1800 678 59