Issued: 7 June 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Mike Baird today announced disaster assistance has been activated for communities affected by New South Wales storms.
Assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) and is designed to help ease the financial burden that communities bear as a result of natural disasters.
Assistance is now available in the 37 local government areas of:
This assistance includes:
City of Sydney
Ku-ring-gai Lane Cove Lismore Liverpool Maitland Northern Beaches Parramatta Penrith Port Macquarie-Hastings Queanbeyan-Palerang Randwick Ryde
Prime Minister Turnbull said today's announcement demonstrates the commitment of the Australian and New South Wales governments to work together to help disaster-affected communities get back on their feet.
"This support we're announcing today is designed to provide immediate assistance to communities in the hardest hit local government areas."
"This assistance package will provide a much needed helping hand to affected families and businesses and also ensure funding is available to help local councils clean up and restore damaged infrastructure."
For information on personal hardship and distress assistance, contact the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444.
To apply for a concessional loan, grant or freight subsidy, contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit www.raa.nsw.gov.au.
Information on this disaster assistance is available at disasterassist.gov.au and emergency.nsw.gov.au