GRANT EXTENSION FOR EX-TC SETH AND CENTRAL, SOUTHERN AND WESTERN QUEENSLAND FLOODING EVENTS
Published Tuesday, 06 September, 2022 at 03:15 PM
Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure
The Honourable Dr Steven Miles
SENATOR THE HON MURRAY WATT
FEDERAL MINISTER FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
THE HON STEVEN MILES MP
DEPUTY PREMIER AND MINISTER FOR STATE DEVELOPMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PLANNING
Primary producers and businesses impacted by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth and the Central, Southern and Western Queensland floods will have more time to apply for the Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants program, with the deadline now extended.
Applications for support following Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth will remain open until 3 February 2023, and for the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding event until 5 December 2022.
Support of up to $50,000 is available for primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations impacted by Ex-TC Seth.
Up to $50,000 is also available to primary producers hit by the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding event, while up to $25,000 is available to affected small businesses in the Goondiwindi region.
The grants are jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Federal Minister for Emergency Management, Senator the Hon Murray Watt, said it was important every eligible Queenslander had access to the support they need.
“We’ve extended grant submission dates because we recognise the severe and ongoing challenges of these two weather events. We want to make sure nobody is left behind,” Minister Watt said.
“We understand that getting grant applications finalised is not necessarily front-of-mind after a disaster, and people may need more time to apply.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Steven Miles said the date extension was informed by feedback from communities.
“From ongoing wet weather, to the availability of contractors and supplies, there are a number of factors contributing to the recovery constraints we’re seeing on the ground,” Mr Miles said.
“By extending these grant submission dates we hope to alleviate these pressures and allow anyone affected to apply for funding support.
“We have always said we’ll stand shoulder-to-shoulder with communities as they recover from these flooding events, and we continue to do so.
“We want to see all impacted Queenslanders back on their feet.”
For more information on available assistance for primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations, visit www.qrida.qld.gov.au or freecall 1800 623 946.
Minister Watt: Tali Eley 0499 770 772
Deputy Premier: Amy Hunter 0423 651 484