Disaster assistance is now available to help local councils, residents, primary producers, small businesses and charities recover from the severe weather event and flood-ing that has occurred across Cabonne and Bayney Local Government Areas (LGAs) from Tuesday, 9 November 2021.
Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said that severe rainfall had caused great damage across parts of our region. “The Central West has received a soaking this month, with rain gauges across the region charting record levels,” Minister Gee said. “The severe and almost constant down-pour throughout this month means many areas in our region are well on their way to recording three-times the average rainfall for November.”
“Residents of the Blayney and Cabonne LGAs will be given a hand to get back on their feet, with grants to help replace essential household contents or to repair structural damage to homes.”
Disaster assistance includes:
• Assistance for eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged.
• Support for affected local councils to help with the operational response as well as to repair damaged public assets.
• Concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations.
• Freight subsidies for primary producers
• Grants for eligible non-profit organisations.
For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact Service NSW on 13 77 88. To apply for a concessional loan or grant, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au/ Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au/