Disaster recovery assistance extended

Erosion along the coastline at The Entrance

Disaster recovery assistance has been extended in response to the ongoing effects of severe storms in July that caused major coastal erosion threatening the security of properties at The Entrance North and Wamberal.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DFRA).

Minister for Emergency Management, David Littleproud, said a range of practical assistance has been extended to help individuals recover and to assist Council with ongoing clean-up and repairs to infrastructure.

“Communities experienced significant disruption and damage to roads and related infrastructure.”

The assistance will help cover the costs associated with the operational response and repairing damaged essential public assets, such as roads.

Also, under the DFRA, there will be help for eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged, concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations, and grants to eligible non-profit organisations.

Sue Murray

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