Disaster Assistance Announced for New England North West Storms

Disaster Assistance Announced for New England North West Storms

Published November 21, 2019

For those affected by storms that weathered parts of our region last December, financial assistance for damage caused is now available via government grants.

For the storms which commenced on 20 December 2018, government assistance includes:

  • Personal hardship and distress assistance
  • Counter disaster operations
  • Restoration of essential public assets
  • Concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations
  • Freight subsidies for primary producers
  • Grants to non-profit organisations

Recovery grants of up to $15,000 are also available for eligible primary producers in the following forty-five parishes, within the following local government areas:

Local government area of Walcha: Aberbaldie; Ainsley; Andy; Apsley; Bergen op zoom; Boulton; Branga;  Cobrabald; Congi; Ella; Emu; Europambela; Fenwick; Gill; Glen Morrison; Halloran; Norton; Ohio; Oorundunby; Salway; Scott; Shelving; St Clair; St Leonard; Tia; Tiara; Uriamukki; Vernon (within Macquarie County, near Tamworth); Walcha; Waterloo; and Winterbourne.

Local government area of Armidale: Enmore; Merrigalah; and Gill.

Local government area of Tamworth: Tara; Muluerindie; Burke; South Burke; Anna; Vernon; and Ainsley.

Local government area of Uralla: Lawrence; Eastlake; Blacknote; and Sandon.

More information can be found at: https://www.disasterassist.gov.au/Pages/disasters/current-disasters/New-South-Wales/New-South-Wales-Storms-20-December.aspx

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