Disaster assistance extended to Cloncurry


Disaster assistance for north-west communities affected by flooding in the aftermath of a Tropical Low in the Gulf earlier this year has today been further extended to include Cloncurry.

Northern based Government Senator said Cloncurry was the sixth LGA to be included in the list of communities eligible for the joint Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), to help with recovery costs following the Gulf Tropical Low which affected the region between 15-24 February, 2017.

Other communities to receive the funding include Burke, Carpentaria, Croydon, Doomadgee and Mornington, which were announced in March.

“This funding is of critical importance in supporting local governments with the cost of essential and often costly clean up works following natural disasters,” Senator Macdonald said.

“Without this financial assistance, many of these communities, particularly in more regional and remote areas would not only be forced to suffer lengthy delays to begin the process of repair and restoration, but ratepayers would also be forced to foot the bill.”

Further information about the disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at https;//www.disasterassist.gov.au/ and the Queensland Government’s Disaster Management website at http://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/

 

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