Disaster assistance following severe storms and flooding across Hume

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Disaster assistance has been made available to help people and businesses heavily impacted by recent storms and flooding in Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee local government areas.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said assistance for farmers and small businesses is being provided through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

“The recent storms and flash flooding has resulted in widespread damage to roads, infrastructure, businesses and residential properties,” Mr Taylor said.

“A number of businesses in Picton experienced flooding, as well as washouts and damage to many roads in the region.”

“A range of measures are now in place to support Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee residents, business owners and local councils with the recovery.”

Assistance available under the DRFA may include:

  • help for eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged
  • support for affected local councils to help with the costs of cleaning up and restoring damaged essential public assets
  • concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations
  • freight subsidies for primary producers, and
  • grants to eligible non-profit organisations

If you are uninsured and have low income, for information on personal hardship and distress assistance, please contact the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444. To apply for a concessional loan or grant, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au

Further information on disaster assistance is available on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au and the NSW emergency information and response website at www.emergency.nsw.gov.au

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