Disaster assistance extended to Central Darling Shire

Central Darling Shire is one of a further nine local government areas (LGAs) now eligible for disaster assistance following severe storms and flash flooding across the southern regions of New South Wales from 5 January 2022 onwards.

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

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said damage to council roads and infrastructure was significant.

“Major flooding occurred along the Darling River as a result of heavy rainfall at the start of the year, with Tibooburra experiencing its wettest January since records began,” Mr Coulton said.

“Support is now available for Central Darling Shire Council to cover the cost of the restoration of essential public assets and repair roads, while impacted homeowners, primary producers and small businesses will be able to access assistance.”

Assistance available under the DRFA may include:

Help for eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged (eligibility criteria apply);Support for affected local councils to help with the costs of cleaning up and restoring damaged essential public assets; Concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations; and Freight subsidies for primary producers.

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