Skip links and keyboard navigation

    Media Statements

    Coat of ArmsMedia Release
    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

    REISSUE - Hardship relief available to the Deception Bay community

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

    Sunday, May 03, 2015

    REISSUE - Hardship relief available to the Deception Bay community

     

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced financial support for the communities hit hardest by Friday’s torrential storms in south-east Queensland (areas listed below).

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk visited storm-affected residents today and met with the Mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council, Cr Allan Sutherland to offer support to those impacted by the deluge.

    “It’s awful to see the impact of this storm, with some houses inundated by up to a metre of water. We’re offering those residents in the worst affected streets immediate hardship assistance,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “It is so heartening to see the way the community has come together to help each other. Neighbours and families are offering meals, a place to stay and accommodation in a wonderful display of community spirit.

    “Today I have announced targeted assistance measures funded by the State Government to lend a helping hand to those hit hardest.

    “Some of these areas have been absolutely devastated, which is why we need to do everything we can to help them get back on their feet.”

    Targeted assistance is available to people living in the worst affected streets in Deception Bay and Rothwell, and one street in Mango Hill.

    Immediate Hardship Assistance under State Disaster Relief Arrangements is available, along with Essential Household Contents Grants and Structural Assistance Grants.

    Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said 30 Community Recovery and Red Cross staff were already on the ground helping those in need.

    “Working with Moreton Bay Regional Council, we’ve set up a locally-based Community Recovery Hub at Rothwell Community Hall in Morris Road, a one-stop-shop run by Council, my department, Red Cross, Lifeline and GIVIT representatives,” Ms Fentiman said.

    “My heart goes out to all those whose lives have been turned upside down by this terrible storm. We’re offering support to those whose homes were inundated to help them get back on their feet.”

    Anyone affected and needing support and assistance to recover from this event can either contact the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 or visit the Community Recovery Hub at Rothwell. Further information is available at www.qld.gov.au/community.

    If people need counselling services, please phone 1800 543 354.

    The Community Recovery App has been updated with useful information and is available via app stores.

    DCCSDS Community Recovery teams on the ground have been door knocking affected streets and homes and have arranged emergency accommodation for those who had nowhere to go.

    Streets eligible for assistance include:

    Rothwell

    • Anzac Avenue
    • Finnegan Street
    • McGahey Street

    Deception Bay

    • Major Street
    • Anthony Court
    • Embassy Street
    • Samantha Court
    • Nellie Court
    • Delvene Avenue
    • Nadine Place
    • Melissa Place
    • Natalie Close

    Mango Hill

    • Mary Street East

     

    NOTE: correction to Mango Hill address