$96.2 million to help recover
THE Australian and Queensland Governments have approved $96.2 million in exceptional circumstances funding to assist with relief and recovery from Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
This funding is provided under Category D of the jointly-funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.
Included in the $2.1 million economic package is $1.495 million for the Queensland Farmers’ Federation to deliver an industry wide Agricultural Recovery and Resilience project on behalf of the sector, to assist affected farmers.
QFF president Stuart Armitage welcomed and thanked the Queensland and Australian Governments for supporting Queensland farmers as they continued to rebuild and recover from Cyclone Debbie.
“Disasters like Cyclone Debbie have big and lasting impacts on farmers and rural communities. It takes time to fully recover from these types of events, and this funding will deliver on-ground assistance to help farmers and their communities as they continue to rebuild,” he said.
FLATTENED: Cane at Bargara blown over by strong winds after ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.