23.6 C
Australia
Friday, October 23, 2020

Joint NDRRA support for storm-affected communities in NSW

Must read

ASX rises to 7 month excessive regardless of weaker China GDP

Shares ended Monday’s buying and selling day increased, regardless of issues that difficult financial knowledge out of China may dent the demand for...

‘Justice maker’ Melbourne man found guilty of manslaughter over sister’s killing

A self-proclaimed “justice maker” who killed his sister, put her body in a car boot and left dramatic notes about the crime has...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Mike Baird today announced disaster assistance has been activated for communities affected by New South Wales storms.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) and is designed to help ease the financial burden that communities bear as a result of natural disasters.

Assistance is now available in the 37 local government areas of:

Bega, Blacktown, Byron, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury- Bankstown, Central Coast, City of Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Eurobodalla, Fairfield, Hornsby, Inner West, Kiama, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Lismore, Liverpool, Maitland, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie- Hastings, Queanbeyan- Palerang, Randwick, Ryde, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Sutherland, The Hills, Tweed, Waverley, Willoughby ,Wingecarribee, Wollondilly, Wollongong, Woollahra

This assistance includes:

  •   Assistance to help eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged, and who meet an assets and income test;
  •   Assistance to help councils in the affected local government areas with the costs associated with cleaning up and restoring damaged public assets;
  •   Concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers and not-for-profit organisations; freight subsidies for primary producers; and
  •   Grants to not-for-profit organisations.Prime Minister Turnbull said today’s announcement demonstrates the commitment of the Australian and New South Wales governments to work together to help disaster-affected communities get back on their feet.

“This support we’re announcing today is designed to provide immediate assistance to communities in the hardest hit local government areas.”

Premier Baird said this was the first tranche of natural disaster declarations and the NSW Government was working with other affected councils to identify impacts and make more declarations where appropriate.

“This assistance package will provide a much needed helping hand to affected families and businesses and also ensure funding is available to help local councils clean up and restore damaged infrastructure.”

For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444.

To apply for a concessional loan, grant or freight subsidy, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au.

Information on this disaster assistance is available at disasterassist.gov.au and emergency.nsw.gov.au.

The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

Latest article

Thule stroller recall over fears it could injure children

A stroller has been recalled over fears a defect could cause risk of injury to children. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued...

Baby formula: Police seize 1350 tins in Sydney, charge two

Police have seized 1350 tins of baby formula and other pharmaceutical items and charged two men with stealing it from stores to send...

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s relationship could get her in trouble, experts say

The NSW Premier could be in “real trouble” if claims she was cohabitating with her secret ex-lover were proven true, experts have said.In...

Melbourne lockdown protests: No longer unlawful but signs taken down

Victoria Police say protests are no longer unlawful but banners hung above major roads in Melbourne promoting an anti-lockdown rally at the Shrine...

AFL: Brisbane captain Dayne Zorko says getting Joe Daniher could be a bonanza for the club

Big-marking Brisbane Lion Eric Hipwood will have the most to benefit from Joe Daniher’s potential move to Brisbane according to his captain Dayne...