Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

Mclean St, Killarney Vale Photo: Chelsea Cheleki. Archive 2020

Disaster assistance has been made available to help people and businesses heavily impacted by recent storms and flooding across the Central Coast, through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, said the storms caused significant damage to roads, electricity infrastructure, motor vehicles, businesses and residential properties across the region.

“Across the Central Coast, the SES have completed 56 urgent flood rescues and responded to over 1,500 calls for help, with 125 jobs outstanding,” Wicks said.
“I want to commend our hard working emergency services personnel from the Central Coast who have once again stepped up to protect our community amid another severe weather event.
“Importantly, this assistance is now available to support people in our community who have been affected by the storms.”

Assistance available under the DRFA may include: help for eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged; 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.

For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, 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.
Central Coast Council is one of 56 local government areas across NSW which have been made eligible for the DRFA.

Media release, Feb 13
Member for Gosford,
Lucy Wicks