Senator welcomes extension of disaster assistance for far north/north west


Disaster assistance for the far north/north west communities including Burke, Carpentaria, Doomadgee and Mornington has been extended to include the Croydon Shire. 

Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said he welcomed the addition of Croydon to those communities to receive funding support through 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. 

“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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