Disaster assistance now available

Who could forget last Tuesday’s Lake Broken Hill? PICTURE: EVE-LYN KENNEDY

Recent storms have Broken Hill residents impacted with flooding to homes and cars across the town.

Broken Hill has had two flash floods in the past month leading to major damage to homes, businesses as well as the Broken Hill Racetrack and the Harness Race Track at the Memorial Oval.

Cars have also been damaged through flooding with the strange appearance of vehicles floating down streets in Broken Hill.

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has reported disaster assistance is now available in Broken Hill and the Central Darling Shire following severe storms and flooding.

He welcomed the inclusion of Broken Hill and the Central Darling Shire. He said this would ensure the communities in the Far West have access to support to enable them to recover from the severe weather that has occurred in recent months.

“This is another example of how we are continually working with the NSW Government, councils and local communities to ensure that those impacted by recent storms and flooding are able to access the support that they need,” Mr Coulton said

Assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). It is available to primary producers, small business owners, households and individuals in the form of recovery support grants and concessional interest rate loans.

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